CHRONICLES OF VIETNAM – SRI LANKA RELATIONS
Ø 14 June 1911: Ho Chi Minh first time stopped over in
Ø 1928: On the way from
Ø October 1946: President Ho Chi Minh and his entourage stopped over in
Ø July 1964: Consular relations were set up between
Ø 21 July 1970:
Ø 1971: Vietnam Embassy was first time opened in Colombo.
Ø 1976: H.E. Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the
Ø 2-5 March 1978: Prime Minister Pham Van Dong visited
Ø May 1999: Foreign Minister of
Ø June 2000: Secretary of Defence Ministry of Sri Lanka A. Chandrananda visited
Ø March 2002: Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam Le Cong Phung visited
Ø June 2002: Minister of Commerce and Consumption of Sri Lanka visited
Ø 01/16/2003: Sri Lanka Embassy opened in
Ø 7/2003: Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien visited
Ø 10/2003: Joint Commission between
Ø December 2004: Minister of Agriculture and water resources of
Ø March 2005:
Ø February 2006: Parliament Speaker of Sri Lanka visited
Ø 26-29 November 2006: Prime Minister of Sri Lanka paid an official visit to
Ø 28 March -5 April 2007: Minister of Livestock Development of Sri Lanka visited
Ø April 2008: Deputy Ministry of Defence, Security, Law and Order of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited
Ø 24 July 2008: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem met Sri Lankan Foreign Minister on the sidelines of the AMM-41 in
Ø September 2008: Minister of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion of Sri Lanka Anura Yapa Priyadarshana accompanied by 12 top enterprises of
Ø 5-6 March 2009: Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama paid an official visit to
Ø 19/05/2009: Sri Lanka President made a telephone call to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to inform the victory over the LTTE.
Ø May 2009:
Ø 14 July 2009: Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem met Sri Lanka Foreign Minister on the sidelines of the 15th NAM Summit in Egypt.
Ø 10-11 August 2009: Deputy Foreign Minister Dao Viet Trung attended the 2nd Join Commission between
Ø 4-8 October 2009: Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Huu Hao visited
Ø 14-15 October 2009: Deputy Foreign Minister Doan Xuan Hung attended the 8th Asia Dialogue Ministerial Meeting held in
Ø 14-16 October 2009: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met Sri Lanka Prime Minister Wickramanayka on the sidelines of the 10th International Exhibition of Economics and Trade held in Chengdu- Si Chuan,
Ø 22-24 October 2009: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa made an official visit to
Ø 6-7 June 2010: Vietnam Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Le Dương Quang visited Sri Lanka, innaugurating the Sri Lanka – Vietnam Business Council.
Ø 20-26 June 2010: A Vietnam Defence Ministry delegation visited
Ø 21 July 2010: Celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between
Ø 27-29 August 2010: Vice-Chairman of Communist Party Committee for External Affairs Vuong Thua Phong participated in the 19th Congress of the Sri Lankan Communist Party in Colombo.
Ø 11 February 2011:
Ø 17 April 2011:
Ø 26 April 2011: Vietnam Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh presented credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Ø 4-8 May 2011: Deputy Finance Minister to visit Sri Lanka Gitanjana VN ADB conference in
Ø 10 May 2011: Office of the Embassy temporarily was opened at 26-1A,
Ø 13 May 2011: The Sri Lanka - Vietnam Solidarity Association held a ceremony to celebrate the reopening Vietnam Embassy.
Ø 20 May 2011: Opening of
Ø 13-16 July 2011: Sri Lankan Minister of Agriculture visited
Ø 16-18 July 2011: Vietnam National Assembly’s Chairwoman of the Social Committee Truong Thi Mai visited Sri Lanka to attend an international conference.
Ø 28-31 July 2011: Vietnam Deputy Minister for Agriculture Vu Van Tam visited Sri Lanka to attend an Asia – Pacific Conference on Fisheries. He held bilateral talks with Sri Lankan counterpart.
Ø 29 August 2011:
Ø 3-8 September 2011, Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited Vietnam.
Ø 10-19 September 2011: A delegation of officials from Western Province visited Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh.
Ø 21 September 2011, Sri Lanka – Vietnam Parliament friendship foundation was established in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Ø 13-15 October 2011, President Truong Tan Sang and the First Lady paid a state visit to Sri Lanka.
Ø 15 October 2011, the official inauguration of the Embassy of Vietnam in Sri Lanka.
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