Sri Lanka to increase veg imports from Pakistan

Sri Lankan Minister of Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen, who is on an official visit to Pakistan, has said that the island nation would facilitate the import of vegetables, including potato and onions from Islamabad.

Bathiudeen, said that the issue of exempting imported consignments of vegetables from regularity duties would be taken up in the next cabinet meeting, during a lunch arranged by Pakistan-Sri Lanka Business Forum in his honor, reports Colombo Page.

Highlighting how it enjoys free trade agreements with New Delhi and Islamabad, Bathiudeen asserted that by establishing industries in Sri Lanka and with value addition of its products, Pakistan can indirectly have access to the Indian market.

He also pressed on improving the education sector between both countries implying that large number of students from Sri Lanka go to India and United Kingdom for modern education.


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