29 November 2013 Colombo, Sri Lanka

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between SAM and the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on 29 November 2013 in Colombo.

Assoc. Prof. Mesut Özcan, Acting Chairman of SAM,  H.E. İskender Okyay, Turkey’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka participated the signing ceremony as well as Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director of LKIIRSS and other academics from Sri Lankan side.

Subsequently, a round table discussion was held where the possible bilateral cooperation fields were discussed. Furthermore, participants from both sides have exchanged views about the two countries’ perpectives on different issues streching from terrorism to foreign policy with regard to their relations with neighbours.