Sri Lanka to Boost Economic Relations with UAE through Business Forum and Trade Fair
Sri Lanka is set to hold the “UAE-Sri Lanka Business Forum and Trade Fair” in October this year, with the aim of boosting economic relations between the two nations in the post-pandemic world. The event, scheduled from October 20 to 29, will take place at the RAK Exhibition Centre in the United Arab Emirates.
Jointly organized by the Federation of Sri Lanka Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Sri Lanka Tourism Industry Board, the trade fair will provide an opportunity for Sri Lankan businesses to explore new opportunities in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf Straits, and the Middle East.
In addition to promoting Sri Lankan exports, the event also aims to improve bilateral trade, investment, employment opportunities, tourism, and financial cooperation between Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.
A preliminary discussion was held on April 26, at the President’s Office, under the patronage of Presidential Secretary Saman Ekanayake. The meeting saw the attendance of officials from relevant ministries, government institutions, and officials of the United Arab Emirates Federation of Sri Lanka Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Sri Lanka Tourism Industry Board.
During the discussion, the Presidential Secretary urged the relevant ministries and line agency officials to provide the necessary support to ensure the success of the conference. The theme of the exhibition is “Strengthening economic relations between Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates in the post-pandemic world.”