Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Brazil M.M. Jaffeer conveyed the greetings of the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana to the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Brazil, Ambassador Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo. Ambassador Jaffeer did so when he met Foreign Minister Araújo at the latter’s inauguration ceremony at the Itamaraty Palace (Foreign Ministry), in Brasilia on 02 January 2019.

On this occasion, Ambassador Jaffeer affirmed Sri Lanka´s desire to strengthen relations with Brazil under the new Brazilian administration of President Jair Bolsonaro and expressed his confidence that the new Minister’s term of office would contribute to reaching further heights in the promotion of relations between the two countries, especially in the areas of trade, technical cooperation and investment.

At his inaugural speech, the Minister promised to regain the role of Brazilian Foreign Ministry as an important institution of the Federal Government of Brazil by prioritising Brazilian people’s interest at the centre of Brazil’s Foreign policy.

Minister Fraga Araújo, who was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs by Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro on 01 January 2019, took charge of his office at the Foreign Ministry on 2 January 2019, in the presence of a large number of Ambassadors, high level dignitaries and Foreign Ministry officials.

On his appointment, Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana also sent a formal congratulatory message to Minister Fraga Araújo.


Embassy of Sri Lanka
04 January 2019