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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2674

Qatar Minister meets CCC to promote bilateral trade

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Colombo, 05 April, (Asiantribune.com): A trade delegation consisting of members of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry from Qatar, led by Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah, met members of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and members of the Sri Lanka Africa and Middle East Business Council to explore business opportunities and strengthen bilateral co-operation between the two countries. The meeting took place today (3rd April, 2009) at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce auditorium.

The main objective was to discuss expansion of bilateral trade promotion and trade between Sri Lanka and Qatar, identify opportunities available in the trade sector and to operate an investment in the Agriculture Sector. Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah, Qatar Minister for International Cooperation addressing the members of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah, Qatar Minister for International Cooperation addressing the members of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Qatar and Sri Lanka share a strong trade relationship however the Balance of Trade has remained in favour of Qatar up to date. Sri Lanka exports Edible fruits and nuts, black tea, rubber and rubber products, edible vegetables, edible preparations, wood and wood products and precious and semi precious stones while importing Plastic and plastic products, urea and cotton from Qatar.

Jayampathi Bandaranayake, Chairman, CCC said that many of their members are engaged in trade with Qatar; however there is ample room to further develop the trade between the two countries. He said that CCC is committed to ensure the success of such trade development. He said that they seek that assistance from Qatar assistance in furthering Sri Lanka’s development t goals.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce entered into a MOU with the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry during a mission to Qatar in December 2007.

- Asian Tribune -

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