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Ukraine

Sri Lanka- Ukraine political relations


Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Ukraine was established in 1992. However, the relations between Sri Lanka and Ukraine goes back to the establishment of formal relations between Sri Lanka and the former USSR in 1957 .

HE Mahinda Rajapaksa, then President of Sri Lanka paid an official visit to Ukraine in June 2010 and the visit strengthened the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, then Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka visited to Ukraine in June 2016, further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. During to the above visit, three treaties were signed between Ukraine and Sri Lanka, on judicial cooperation, namely, Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners, and on Extradition.

The Embassy of Sri Lanka based in Ankara is accredited to Ukraine and the Embassy of Ukraine based in New Delhi is accredited to Sri Lanka. 

As per the records source, there are some Sri Lankan students are studying in Ukraine in various universities.


Agreement / MoUs signed between two countries

    1. Agreement on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Government of Ukraine
    2. Protocol on Political Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
    3. Agreement between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism
    4. Agreement between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in the Field of military and technical cooperation.
    5. Agreement between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Mutual Protection of Classified information 
    6. Agreement between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for Air Services
    7. Treaty on Extradition between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Ukraine
    8. Treaty between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Ukraine on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
    9. Treaty between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Ukraine on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons
    10. Protocol on Exchange of Instruments of Ratification of the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Ukraine
    11. Protocol on Exchange of Instruments of Ratification of the Treaty on Transfer of Sentenced Persons between Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Ukraine 
    12. Agreement on visa excemption for Diplomatic and official passport between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Ukraine 

 

  Sri Lanka and Ukraine Trade Relations

         

Year

Sri Lanka's Exports (US $ Millions)

Sri Lanka's Imports (US $ Millions)

Balance of Trade (US $ Millions)

Total Trade (US $ Millions)

2012

 57.61

106.45

(48.84)

164.06

2013

59.35

28.76

30.59

88.11

2014

42.17

4.83

37.34

47.00

2015

22:43

4:36

18:07

26.79

2016

27.74

63.06

(35.32)

90.80

2017

27.97

113.98

(86.01)

141.95

2018

25.26

74.19

(48.93)

99.45

Source: Sri Lanka Customs

 

The potential exports from Sri Lanka to Ukraine 

      • Tee
      • Activated Carbon
      • Desiccated Coconut
      • Frozen Fish
      • Ceramic Products
      • Essential Oils
      • Pneumatic Tires