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* Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to establish direct air and shipping links
Thu, Feb 14, 2013, 11:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Dhaka: Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will consider establishing direct air and shipping links as a measure to further strengthen cooperation in bilateral trade and connectivity for mutual benefit of the two countries.

The two countries expressed satisfaction about the cordial relations between them and envisaged strengthening existing institutional mechanisms and establishing some new ones during a meeting between Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris and his Bangladesh counterpart Dr. Dipu Moni at the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka today.

Emphasizing on strengthening linkages between the business people of both countries, the two ministers have agreed to form two separate joint working groups on trade and shipping.

Minister Peiris, who is on a two-day official visit to Dhaka, has also noted Sri Lanka's interest to import pharmaceuticals from Bangladesh.

He has apprised Minister Moni of the current situation in Sri Lanka and the Foreign Minister has expressed satisfaction at the ongoing efforts of reconstruction, resettlement, and rehabilitation in Sri Lanka and hoped that these would usher in a new era of amity and progress, Bangladesh Press Information Department said.

They have discussed different aspects of the reconciliation efforts in bringing peace and stability in Sri Lanka and the Bangladesh Foreign Minister has conveyed the readiness to offer Bangladesh's assistance in this regard.

Professor Peiris has briefed the Foreign Minister who is the current Chair of Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), about the recent visit of the Commonwealth Secretary General to Sri Lanka. The two Ministers also dwelt on the upcoming CHOGM and related issues, the Press Information Department said.



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