First-ever high level Omani business delegation arrives in Sri Lanka

Oman Saturday 05/March/2022 19:56 PM
By: Times News Service
First-ever high level Omani business delegation arrives in Sri Lanka

Muscat: The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Oman has organised a first ever high level visit of 17 member Omani business delegation from the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) led by Eng. Redha Bin Juma Al Saleh, Chairman of the OCCI from 5th - 9th March 2022.

The members of the delegation include Ali Hamdan AlAjmi, OCCI Board member and Chairman of the Committee on Services and Information Technology, Anwar Hamed Said Al Sinani, Borad member and the Chairman of South A Sharqia Governorate, Khalid Mohamed Salim AlSaeed, Chairpersons and CEOs of leading Omani private sector companies.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Sultanate of Oman Ameer Ajwad is accompanying the high-level delegation during their meetings in Sri Lanka.

The purpose of the visit is to explore and enhance trade and investment opportunities between Sri Lanka and the Sultanate of Oman.

The visit is envisaged to open a new chapter for private sector cooperation between the two countries.

The visiting delegation represents product lines such as construction, valuations, consultancy, medical services, food supply, advertising services, manufacturing of medical equipment, water distillery units, upholstery, spare parts, tyres, vegetables and fruits, perfume and watches, food supply, restaurants, whole sales, readymade garments, building material, hardware, tools and equipment, electrical equipment, paints, dry fruit and sweet, recruiting, supply of man power, legal translations, interpretation, TV translation, editing and submitting, remote translation, conference management, remote conference management, training (languages and translating), film and TV production and event organising.

The delegation will meet with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena, Labour Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva and State Minister of Regional Cooperation Tharaka Balasuriya during the visit.

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) will hold a business forum with the participation of the visiting Omani business delegation on Monday, 07th March 2022 from 2.30 p.m at the National Chamber Auditorium, Colombo 10, followed by B2B meetings with the potential Sri Lankan counterparts.

The delegation will also meet with the Chairperson of Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), the President of Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and  the President of the NCCSL.

The delegation will also undertake field visits to the Colombo Port City, Tea Packing Centre, Apparel Factory at Katunayake Free Trade Zone and a Food company during their visit.

The visit is being coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Regional Cooperation of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Oman.

The NCCSL virtually signed an MoU with the OCCI on 28th June 2021 to enhance bilateral trade and investments opportunities between the two countries.