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Dhaka, Sri Lanka focus on trade facilitation

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 5 February, 2023 12:00 AM
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Dhaka, Sri Lanka focus on trade facilitation

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen was on a two-day visit to Colombo at the invitation of Sri Lankan Foreign Minister MUM Ali Sabry to participate in the celebration of 75th Independence Day of Sri Lanka as “Honoured Guest”.

On the first day of his visit on Friday, he called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunewerdana at the Temple Trees.  They reiterated the importance of further enhancing ongoing sectoral collaboration between the two South Asian neighbours. They especially focused on trade facilitation, business and investment, cooperation in tourism and connectivity.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Momen attended a lunch hosted by the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Ali Sabry.

In the evening, Foreign Minister delivered the prestigious "Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture” titled "Shared Prosperity: A vision for South Asia”.

In his deliberations, paying his deep tribute to Late Kadirgamar, the Foreign Minister shared his perspective of collective aspiration of South Asian community and the goals that South Asia could collectively pursue for the sake of shared prosperity.

Mrs Kadirgamar who is the life member of the Laksman Kadirgamar Institute delivered the welcome remarks. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister also spoke on the occasion and reflected on the life and works of Late Kadirgamar.