Written by Amani Nilar
18 Nov, 2021 | 3:35 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Prof. G. L. Peiris called on Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina at her office in Dhaka, Bangladesh recently.
Minister Prof. Peiris briefed the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on Sri Lanka’s success in containing the COVID 19 pandemic and on a wide range of current issues.
Moreover, special attention was paid to progress towards a Preferential Trade Agreement – in respect of which negotiations at the official level have already commenced – and cooperation in the field of shipping between the two countries.
The Prime Minister described to Minister Prof. Peiris initiatives taken by her Government to embark on an extensive digitization program, and to enhance the disposal income of farmers.
Increased airline connectivity between Colombo and Dhaka, and tourism sectors was also discussed.
Minister Prof. Peiris is currently in Dhaka to assume the Vice-Chair of IORA, at the 21st Meeting of the Council of Ministers.
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