Foreign Minister wants better market access for Sri Lankan exports to Brazil

Foreign Minister wants better market access for Sri Lankan exports to Brazil

Saturday, October 2, 2021, 09:13 SL time, ColomboPage Press Office, Sri Lanka.

October 02, Colombo: Foreign Minister Prof. GL Peiris has called for better access to the booming Brazilian market for Sri Lankan export products, the Foreign Ministry said.

The minister made the request during an interview with Brazilian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sergio Luiz Canaes at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on September 29, 2021.

Foreign Minister Peiris, welcoming Ambassador Canaes, expressed Sri Lanka’s strong commitment to forging closer relations with Brazil in various areas of bilateral interest.

At the meeting, Minister Peiris and Ambassador Canaes agreed to work to find common ground on several major global issues of mutual interest, including climate change, renewable energy, institutional reforms. multilateral and South-South cooperation.

The Foreign Minister expressed interest in reinvigorating closer ties with Brazil and the whole region of South and Central America in the context of Sri Lanka’s long tradition of non-aligned countries.

Highlighting the unexplored trade potential that exists between the two countries, Minister Peiris described the market opportunities available in Brazil for authentic Sri Lankan products, such as tea, spices and precious and semi-precious stones. He also called on Ambassador Canaes to actively promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination to Brazilian travelers.

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