Foreign Minister seeks enhanced market access for Sri Lankan exports in Brazil
Sat, Oct 2, 2021, 09:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Oct 02, Colombo: Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has sought greater access in the burgeoning Brazilian market for Sri Lankan export products, the Foreign Ministry said.
The Minister made this request during a meeting with the Ambassador of Brazil to Sri Lanka Sergio Luiz Canaes at the Foreign Ministry on 29 September 2021.
Foreign Minister Peiris, welcoming Ambassador Canaes conveyed Sri Lanka’s strong commitment to forge closer relations with Brazil in diverse areas of bilateral interest.
At the meeting, both Minister Peiris and Ambassador Canaes agreed to work towards reaching common ground on several major global issues of mutual interest, including climate change, renewable energy, reforms of multilateral institutions and South-South cooperation.
The Foreign Minister conveyed his interest to reinvigorate stronger ties with Brazil and the entire South and Central American region in the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s longstanding Non-Aligned tradition.
Underlining the unexplored trade potential that exists between the two countries, Minister Peiris outlined the market opportunities available in Brazil for authentic Sri Lankan products, such as tea, spices and precious and semi-precious gemstones. He also invited Ambassador Canaes to actively promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination among Brazilian travelers.