Old and stable- EC President
Oct 4, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy characterized the relationship between Europe and Sri Lanka as "strong and a very old one", and that between Belgium and Sri Lanka as "excellent".
Van Rompuy, who was previously the Prime Minister of Belgium, made these observations when he and his wife participated as the Guests of Honour at a concert by Sitar Virtuso Pradeep Ratnayake and his ensemble at the Palais des Beaux Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels October 2.
The event was part of the cultural program held to coincide with the Asia-Europe Summit Meeting (ASEM8) in Brussels.
The event held yesterday will also continue today. Reminiscing on his visit to the island in 2000, Van Rompuy said: "Personally, I have the best memories of my trip to Sri Lanka.