Malik Samarawickrama discusses FTA with China’s Vice Minister of Commerce

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Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama met with Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen in Beijing last week

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama held discussions with the Vice Minister of Commerce of China, Wang Shouwen during a visit to Beijing last week. The discussions centred around the recommencement of negotiations on the Sri Lanka China Free Trade Agreement, strengthening bilateral trade ties and opportunities to boost Sri Lankan exports to China, resolving of key trade facilitation issues, and attracting of export-oriented manufacturing investments from China to Sri Lanka. The Minister appraised the Chinese delegation of the ongoing trade and investment reforms in Sri Lanka, and reiterated the Government’s commitment to trade liberalisation.