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5th Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Joint Economic Commission

 

The 5th session of the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was held on 09th November 2016 in Colombo.  The inauguration of the 5th session was graced by  Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Hon. Tofail Ahmed,  Minister, Ministry of Commerce of Bangladesh.



The Joint Economic Commission is one of the main apex instruments that enables the two nations to discuss and resolve economic and trade matters pertaining to their respective interests. Under the Sri Lanka – Bangladesh Joint Committee for Economic & Technical Cooperation, the two countries agreed to extend co-operation in the areas of trade, commerce and industries, air services, tourism, shipping, ITC, etc.

Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are members of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA), the Bangkok Agreement, which is now renamed as Asia Pacific Trading Agreement (APTA), the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Economic and Technical co-operation (BIMST-EC), the Global System Trade Preferences (GSTP) and the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Co-operation (IOR-ARC)  
The Sri Lanka technical delegation was led Mr. T. M. K. B. Tennakoon. Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce with participation of Mrs. Sonali Wijeratne, Director General of Commerce,  Department of Commerce in association with other line Ministries. The Bangladesh delegation was led by Mr. Abul Mansur Md. Faizullah, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance and represented officials from respective line Ministries in Bangladesh as well.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:27  
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