State Minister of Regional Co-operation Tharaka Balasuriya undertook an official visit to Ukraine from 8-10 September to participate in a Sri Lanka tourism promotion campaign and to discuss the potential for enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries, the State Ministry of Regional Cooperation said.
During the visit, the State Minister participated at a media and tour operator networking session. The event, organised by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, attracted representatives from leading media and travel organisations in Ukraine and provided an important opportunity to highlight Sri Lanka’s tourist attractions, particularly emerging sights and travel experiences the country had to offer tourists from Ukraine.
State Minister Balasuriya also met Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dymtro Senik, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Taras Kachka and the President of the Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Gennediy Chyzhykov and members of the chamber and discussed means of further enhancing economic relations between the two countries, particularly in areas such as agriculture, ICT and tourism.
The State Minister was accompanied by Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Ukraine Rizvi Hassen, State Ministry of Regional Cooperation Director General Savitri Panabokke and Media Secretary of the State Minister Deshan Gonawela.