Sri Lanka to promote trade with China’s Guangxi

Sri Lanka is to host a forum this week to promote trade with the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China, officials said on Sunday.

A 70-member high profile delegation, led by Peng Qinghua, Secretary of the Communist Party of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region will arrive in Sri Lanka this week on the invitation of Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, to attend the Guangxi, China-Sri Lanka Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum.

The objective of the visit is to actively promote the economic and trade cooperation between Sri Lanka and Guangxi autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China. The 70 member strong delegation will include senior officials from the Provincial Government, Department of Commerce, Foreign Affairs Office, Commission of Tourism department, Beibu Gulf Economic Zone & Cooperation, Wuzhou city council, all from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region and heads of Business enterprises.

A powerful group of large enterprises will accompany Peng Qinghua and his team of senior officials, which will be representing Agriculture, Automobile, Aluminum, Construction equipment, Development Banking, Electrical, Engineering & Construction, Property development,Tourism, Industrial park developmentand Gems and Jewelry sectors.

The scheduled forum is a boost to strengthen the ties between Sri Lanka and China and can be considered a significant event when the two countries celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Simultaneously, the forum will offer an opportunity for the visiting Chinese enterprises to obtaina first hand view of the investment climate in Sri Lanka and also to pursue opportunities for establishing fruitful partnerships with Sri Lankan enterprises.