Iranian delegates visit EDB

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:45 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A four-member Iranian delegation visited the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) to discuss the potential for re-exportation of dehydrated grapes to the Middle Eastern market.

EDB Chairperson and Chief Executive Indira Malwatte spoke about the conducive business environment which prevailed in Sri Lanka for investments and re-exports. Speaking about Sri Lanka’s free trade agreements with countries throughout the region, Malwatte said the country was becoming a centrally-located strategic hub for re-exports and investments.

The delegates revealed that they wished to establish a joint venture partnership with a Sri Lankan packaging plant as an initial step to pack dehydrated grapes. They were also interested in Ceylon tea and rubber-based products.