Lanka, Vietnam discuss boosting bilateral trade, investments

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Colombo, Jan 31(ANI): Sri Lanka’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva, during his recent high level visit to Vietnam, held discussions with high ranking officials on attracting investments from Vietnamese businesses to the island nation.

During the visit, the Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva called on his counterpart, Le Hoai Trung, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Do Thang Hai, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade, reports Lanka Page.

The Deputy Minister also participated in an event organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Hanoi to launch the Sri Lankan Business Council in Vietnam where he addressed top investors, business leaders and professionals.

Harsha also highlighted the strategic location of Sri Lanka as an important logistical hub for air connectivity and the promotion of tourism, trade and investment in line with the agreement to be held in Colombo in March 2015.

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The Deputy Minister also attended the opening ceremony of the Linea Aqua Viet Nam and interacted with the Sri Lankan community in Vietnam. (ANI)

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