Three new diplomats hand over credentials via video conference

Three new diplomats hand over credentials via video conference

Three new diplomats hand over credentials via video conference

Written by Zulfick Farzan

14 May, 2020 | 5:42 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Ambassador for the Federative Republic of Brazil, Ambassador for the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the High Commissioner of the Republic of India, based in Colombo presented their credentials to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today.

The credentials were presented via a video conferencing ceremony.

This is the first time in Sri Lanka for this solemn ceremony to be conducted using such technology, said the President’s Media Division.

The PMD said instead of postponing the presentation ceremony until the COVID-19 crisis ends, the President instructed for the ceremony to proceed as per schedule.

The envoys who presented their credentials today were:

Sergio Luiz Canaes
Ambassador-designate of the Federative Republic of Brazil-based in Colombo

Hashem Ashjazadeh
Ambassador-designate of the Islamic Republic of Iran based in Colombo

Gopal Baglay
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of India based in Colombo

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