Sri Lanka expands diplomatic ties in Latin America

Aug 16, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will start diplomatic relations with 13 Latin American countries, cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said.

“Promotion of diplomatic relations in a wide scale in this region will be another step forward in Sri Lanka’s foreign policy,” a cabinet paper said. Diplomatic relations will be established with Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, Barbados, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Honduras, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Haiti and St Lucia.

Out of the 33 countries in the Latin American block that are members of the UN, Sri Lanka has diplomatic relations with 20 of them.