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The Presidential Election in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
(Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu)

November 19, 2019

1. Japan welcomes the peaceful and successful holding of the presidential election in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Saturday, November 16th and expresses its congratulations on the election of H.E. Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as the President of Sri Lanka.

2. Japan hopes that, under the leadership of the new President Rajapakasa, with cooperation from all parties concerned in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka will achieve on economic development and national reconciliation, and will contribute to regional stability and prosperity as a hub of the Indo-Pacific region.

3. Japan will continue to support Sri Lanka’s efforts and further develop our cooperative relationship.

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