Written by Tharushan Fernando
04 Aug, 2016 | 2:20 pm
Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim says that desired trade goals cannot be achieved due to policies which comply with written conditions of bilateral trade agreements reached by Sri Lanka over the past.
Issuing a communique, the Office of the Prime Minister noted that Minister Kabir Hashim made these remarks, while addressing a session of the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum in Indonesia.
Speaking at the event, Minister Kabir Hashim has emphasised that Sri Lanka has created a premise that will allow duty – free exports to flow out of the country to the international community.
The 12th World Islamic Economic Forum was organised under the theme The Role of the Private Sector in Regional Cooperation.
Adding that it is important to build the confidence between countries of the region when striking trade deals, Minister Kabir Hashim emphasised the importance of the intervention of the private sector when taking this forward.
Quoting the minister, the communique notes that he had said that steps are being taken to strengthen the conditions of trade between Sri Lanka and its Regional countries under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena.
Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim had stated that the country which was suffering at the hands of terrorism for years, has now gone beyond and won the confidence of the world within a short peroid of time, and that the country has been praised by world leaders due to the reconcilliation process it has employed
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