Qatar’s Commerce Minister to lead delegation to Sri Lanka
October 27, 2017 06:50 pm
Within days of President Maithripala Sirisena leading a delegation from Sri Lanka for bilateral discussions in Doha, the State of Qatar is dispatching an official delegation led by a Qatari Minister to Colombo to move bilateral trade actions forward.
Qatari Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani will be leading his 20-man delegation to Colombo for the second Joint Committee Meeting between both countries that will commence on the morning of Monday (30) in Colombo.
This is one of the largest ever Qatari delegations to arrive in Sri Lanka for bilateral trade talks, Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce said in a statement.
Minister of industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen is to lead the Sri Lankan team at the talks. The visiting Qatari members are from various Qatari state agencies, Chambers and Doha corporates (in power, food and banking).
Both sides will discuss bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, tourism and economic development at the two-day in-depth sessions that will conclude on October 31. A one to one meeting between the visiting Qatari Minister Al Thani and Sri Lankan Minister Bathiudeen is also scheduled towards the end of two-day sessions.
A high level Sri Lankan delegation led by President Sirisena and joined by Minister Bathiudeen concluded their Qatari visit on Thursday (26).