Direct flights from Sri Lanka to Cambodia urged by senior Cambodian minister.
Khmer Times: Cambodian Special Envoy to Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) Senior Minister Osman Hassan urged the launch of direct flights from Sri Lanka to Cambodia during his visit to the island nation.
During his meeting with Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on 13 November, Hassan extended an invitation from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to Wickremesinghe to pay an official visit to Cambodia.
Hassan noted that the Royal Government of Cambodia has taken care of and provided full rights and freedoms to the people of Cambodia, regardless of political affiliation, race, and religion, adding that Prime Minister Hun Sen has led Cambodia to become a country that achieves peace, stability, and continuous development in all fields.
In an effort to strengthen and expand co-operation between the Kingdom and the island nation of Sri Lanka, Hassan asked the Sri Lankan President to review direct flights to Cambodia and highlighted the potential for more investment in Cambodia, including the halal industry.
The President accepted the invitation to visit Cambodia at an appropriate time and said that he will review implementing direct flights to Cambodia.
Sri Lanka’s geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean and its strong bilateral and trade ties with foreign countries have resulted in a growth in the country’s aviation and maritime industries. There has been a steady increase in foreign travellers to the country with an increase in the number of flights operated to the country by international airlines. With Sri Lanka being promoted among international markets as a must visit tourist destination as well as an emerging business destination in the South Asian region, there is an increasing interest among foreign countries to build access to Sri Lanka. All these are indicative of the overall expansion in economic activities in the country and the increasing business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. The many incentives offered to foreign businesses/investors by the Sri Lankan authorities are also an added attraction for foreign businesses/investors to explore opportunities in the country. Given the growth, resilience and profits recorded by Sri Lanka’s private sector, foreign businesses/investors could look at forming partnerships or joint ventures with local businesses with the aim of further expansion.
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