Sri Lanka: Not Tourism and Tea Alone - the President of the Chamber Discussed with Ambassador Mutual Investment Opportunities

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Sergei Katyrin received the Ambassador of Sri Lanka Janita A. Liyanage on February 15 and noted that she is actively working to stimulate business activity between our countries.

Sergei Katyrin especially welcomed the cooperation of the diplomatic institution with Russian regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
In 2022 -2023, Janita A. Liyanage made 15 visits to regional Russian Chambers of Commerce and Industry at the head of small business delegations, including: Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ivanovo Region, Buryatia, Tatarstan, Chuvashia, Nizhny Novgorod, Kursk. Samara regions.
And at the same time, the President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry noted, the parties “have something to work on so that cooperation is not limited only to tea trade and tourism.” The head of the Chamber called it expedient to hold a presentation of Sri Lanka’s market needs, investment and trade opportunities at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In this regard, S. Katyrin proposed holding a presentation of Sri Lanka at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry via videoconferencing so that representatives of Russian regions could join it.
Ambassador of Sri Lanka Janita A. Liyanage introduced the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy, Pandula de Zois, who was appointed as the person responsible for economic interaction between our countries. In his speech, the diplomat expressed hope that in the near future it will be possible to agree on specific steps aimed at stimulating bilateral trade and economic relations. In particular, he noted that it is planned to carry out a broad privatization program in Sri Lanka and invited Russian investors to participate. In the near future, the Sri Lankan Embassy will present specific proposals in this regard.

The meeting was attended by Vice President of the Chamber Vladimir Padalko, Director of the Department of External Relations of the Chamber Konstantin Kostin and others.

By Peter Cheremushkin,

Press Service of the Chamber