Sri Lanka and Poland to look at further strengthening trade ties
The National Chamber of Sri Lanka and the Polish embassy in Sri Lanka have reportedly discussed the need to cooperate and facilitate the further strengthening of trade relations between the two countries.
President National Chamber Asela De Livera and Ambassador of Poland to Sri Lanka Adam Burakowski have recently expressed these sentiments during an event held at the National Chamber.
Burakowski has said, “It is a new chapter of our bilateral relations. Poland has always been a friend of Sri Lanka. Poland has been a friend of Sri Lanka forever.”
The Ambassador has said that Poland is an important and fast-growing member of the European Union and that if trade was to grow more significantly between the two countries then there would be scope to upgrade the Polish diplomatic infrastructure in the country.
De Livera has been quoted as saying, “The National Chamber has already signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Our chamber is interested in creating business opportunities in both ways. We are excited about commencing direct flights between Sri Lanka and Poland because of the airline agreement. It would be an important avenue for the establishment of trade and development for both countries.”
“The National Chamber has been at the forefront of providing support to Sri Lankan business enterprises. While supporting the corporate sector as a chamber we have extended great support to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. We provide them with the extensive support of providing them market opportunities both locally and internationally,” he has said.
Sri Lankan and Poland have been engaged in further boosting bilateral and trade ties for some time. This has resulted in the Polish airline, LOT Polish launching flights between Warsaw and Colombo. The launching of direct flights between the two countries have helped boost Sri Lanka’s trade, investment and tourism sectors. Sri Lanka’s geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean, the ease of doing business environment in the country and the many trade agreements as well as trade concessions enjoyed by the country have resulted in the island becoming a business hub in the South Asian region.
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