Mr. Ajith Perera, Secretary General of the Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) visited Viet Nam from 15th to 21st July 2016 on a business familiarization tour, accompanied by Mr. S. Sivarajah, Managing Director of Ree Bonn Cosmetics (Pvt.) Ltd.
During the first part of the tour in Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. Kevin Perera, Hony. Consul of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Embassy in Ha Noi arranged business meetings.
In Ha Noi, Embassy arranged the programme for the Secretary General, Mr. Perera and was accompanied by Ms. Srimali Jayarathna, Third Secretary (Commercial) of the Embassy. The Programme included meetings with Deputy Director General of Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) of Viet Nam, Secretary General of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VCCI), Deputy Director General of the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE) and Office Manager of the Association of Viet Nam Retailers (AVR).
At these meetings discussions evolved around potential for bilateral investment, trade and tourism and taking concrete steps to fill the gaps including signing an MoU between the two Chambers for future cooperation and to exchange business delegations.Â
Meanwhile, they also visited the Viet Nam – Singapore Industrial Park in Hai Phong.
A business networking event, followed by dinner was arranged by Ambassador Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake at the official residence for over 30 business personnel and officials from relevant Vietnamese government entities. Prior to the reception, a comprehensive presentation on Sri Lanka’s Business Environment was done by Mr. Perera.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
25th July 2016