Congratulatory Message from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena
(Appointment of new President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka)
1. On January 12, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a congratulatory message to H.E.Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, the new President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, upon his victory in the presidential election held on January 8th and his inauguration as the new President on January 9th.
2. In his message, Prime Minister Abe stated that he intends to work closely with President Sirisena to further develop the Japan-Sri Lanka relationship and that Japan will support Sri Lanka’s efforts toward national reconciliation.