(UDHAYAM, NIGERIA) – High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Nigeria Thambirajah Raveenthiran, concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Mauritania as well, presented his Credentials to Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the President on 23rd January at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace at Nouakchott in Mauritania.
The Ambassador briefed the president on all significant developments in Sri Lanka and also conveyed greetings from the Sri Lankan President. The President of Mauritania has requested Sri Lanka envoy to convey his personal well wishes to his Sri Lankan counterpart.
The Sri Lankan envoy also thanked President Aziz for supporting Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in 2012 and 2013. The President recollected vividly his brief sojourn in Colombo in 2013 on his way to Brisbane Australia to attend G-20 Summit and remarked he was highly impressed by the developments in Sri Lanka.
The President expressed great satisfaction on the status of existing bilateral relations between the two nations and indicated his strong desire to elevate it to a higher level for the benefit of both countries in the years ahead.