Germany initiates resolution backing GSP plus for Lanka

karunatilaka-amunugamaThe German Government has initiated a resolution at the EU Parliament supporting Sri Lanka to regain the GSP plus trade concession.

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany Karunatilaka Amunugama said that Germany is satisfied with the latest developments in Sri Lanka.

He says the German Government feels Sri Lanka must be rewarded for the progress made on several issues by giving the country the EU GSP plus trade concession.

The Ambassador was speaking to a group of journalists from Sri Lanka who are in Germany to cover the visit of President Maithripala Sirisena.

He said that if Sri Lanka regains GSP plus Sri Lanka’s exports to the EU can increase by at least one billion USD.

Meanwhile the Ambassador said that the visit of President Maithripala Sirisena to Germany will help boost the relations between both countries.

“This visit will open a new chapter between Germany and Sri Lanka,” he said.

During the visit the President will have talks with the German Government and also meet the Sri Lankan community in Germany. (Colombo Gazette)



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