Foreign Minister Prof. GL Peiris has called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in Dhaka.
Minister Peiris briefed the Prime Minister on Sri Lanka’s success in containing the COVID 19 pandemic and on a wide range of current issues.
Particular attention was paid to progress towards a Preferential Trade Agreement – in respect of which negotiations at the official level have already commenced – and cooperation in the field of shipping.
The Prime Minister also detailed initiatives taken by the Bangladesh government to embark on an extensive digitization programme, and to enhance the disposal income of farmers.
The two parties also discussed increased airline connectivity between Colombo and Dhaka, and tourism sectors.
Minister Peiris is in Dhaka to assume the Vice-Chair of Indian Ocean Rim Association at the 21st Meeting of the Council of Ministers.