“There are shortcomings in the SL-Singapore FTA” – President

“There are shortcomings in the SL-Singapore FTA” – President

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

25 Jan, 2019 | 9:04 pm

Colombo (News1st): President Maithripala Sirisena states there are several shortcomings on the part of the Sri Lankan side when the Sri Lanka Singapore Free Trade Agreement was signed.

The President made this remark when he called on the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong this afternoon (Jan 25). The President had stressed the importance of making several key amendments to the FTA.

According to the President’s Media Division, the two leaders agreed to further strengthen trade, tourism, and industrial relations between the two countries. The President’s Media Division added that discussions also focused on the eradication of the drug menace.

Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena participated in the UN Environment’s Forum of Ministers & Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific today. This year’s Forum focuses on Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production.

Delivering the keynote address President Sirisena proposed a program under environment conventions, that will motivate all member countries to fulfil their responsibilities. According to the President’s media division, President Sirisena’s suggestions and proposals received the attention of all present at the conference today as a leader who had made several policy decisions for the protection of the environment.

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