State Minister of International Trade of Sri Lanka, Sujeewa Senasinghe visited Turkey last week.
He took part in meetings held in Istanbul, the countrys’ commercial hub and then Izmir, where the Annual International Trade Fair is held every summer.
Senasinghe was accompanied by the representatives from the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Export Development Board and the Joint Apparel Association Forum of Sri Lanka.
The Minister and the delegation also paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Trade and Customs of Turkey and also had a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Economy of Turkey and the senior officials of the Ministry.
Senasinghe highlighted the importance of further strengthening of existing trade relations between the two countries and the significance of realizing the set target of bilateral trade volume of 500 Million US $ by year 2020 as agreed by the both sides at the First Session of the Sri Lanka Turkey Joint Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation which was held in November 2016 in Ankara.
In this regard, he especially encouraged cooperation in the sectors of tea, textile and apparel, boat and yacht building and gems and jewellery. The Deputy Minister explained the initiatives taken by the government to implement a fast-track economic development in Sri Lanka.