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* Qatar Chamber discusses enhancing trade ties with Sri Lanka
Fri, Sep 14, 2018, 07:18 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 14, Doha: Qatar Chamber held a meeting with a trade delegation from Sri Lanka led by Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Indrajit Coomaraswamy on Thursday.

The two sides discussed enhancing cooperation in all fields of trade and economy and reviewed investment opportunities available in Sri Lanka in the banking and financial sector, said a release.

The Vice-Chairman of Qatar Chamber, Muhammed bin Ahmed bin Towar, said that the private sector in the two countries has distinguished trade relations with growth and development at all levels, noting that there are opportunities for further cooperation between the two sides in various sectors, especially as Qatari businessmen are keen to explore business opportunities in Sri Lanka.

The Central Bank Governor called on to strengthen the good relations linking the banks in Sri Lanka and Qatar, in the interests of both parties and push for more cooperation in various economic fields, the Peninsula reported.

He also reviewed the investment opportunities, climate and commercial advantages available in Sri Lanka, and the incentives provided by the government to encourage foreign investment.

The Governor called for the establishment of a joint Sri Lankan Qatari Business Council to strengthen cooperation relations between the private sector in both countries. Trade between Qatar and Sri Lanka reached $90m last year.

 

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