NCCSL meets Iraqi delegation
The office bearers of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka,
headed by the Deputy President Lal de Alwis met a delegation comprising
senior government officials and businessmen from Iraq at the Chamber
Auditorium on Friday October 12.
The discussion between the two parties focused on the promotion of
trade and investment between the two countries for mutual benefits.
The Iraq delegation said there are opportunities in Iraq for Sri
Lankan in the field of construction and tourism. They could also assist
in oil exploration in Sri Lanka as they have the technology.
They could supply quality dates to Sri Lanka at very competitive
prices. C Lal de Alwis, Deputy President, NCCSL invited them to set up
manufacturing plants in Sri Lanka so that with 35% value addition they
could avail preferential tariff benefits under Sri Lanka - India and Sri
Lanka - Pakistan Tree Trade Agreements.
NCCSL could organise a One Country Exhibition to display their
products in Sri Lanka, Alwis said.
The Iraq delegation comprised of Director General Foreign Relations
Abdulhadi Kadhim Abid, Assistant Director Hadi J Abduffa, Director
Kadhim Gbaid Jabir, First Secretary Falih A. Huzzam, Director - Tea
Mithl Fadel Abbas, Director Murtadha Imran Issa, Attache Ammar Nazar H.
Mohamed, Director-Dates Department Mohamed Sulaiman Hussain, Economic
Research Walid E. Razauki, Marwa M. Salman and Goderey Ludewyke.