SL Constitutional reforms: Belgium offers expertise

29 September 2017 04:34 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Belgium is ready to share experience with Sri Lanka in the ongoing constitutional reform process, Belgium Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders said.

He expressed these view upon meeting Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana at the Belgium Foreign Affairs Ministry in Brussels on Wednesday.

Minister Reynders also informed that Belgium was willing to offer diplomatic training to Sri Lanka Foreign Service Officers.

In a statement, Foreign Affairs Ministry said Minister Marapana briefed his Belgium counterpart on the progress Sri Lanka has made in bringing about reconciliation, strengthening good governance practices and respecting human rights.

Minister Marapana invited Minister Reynders to visit Sri Lanka at an early opportunity. The two Ministers noted the cordial bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Ministers also discussed the opportunities to expand trade and investment in the context of the EU GSP+ facility, which was restored to Sri Lanka this year.

Mention was also made of the Belgium companies currently engaged in the infrastructure development projects in Sri Lanka and the growing number of tourists arriving from Belgium.

It was noted that a business delegation from Sri Lanka will visit Belgium early next year as a follow up to the Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) visit a few months ago.

  Comments - 6

  • Dickie bird Friday, 29 September 2017 06:59 PM

    Belgium should take care things that are on their plate and they should mind their business closer to their home.

    Peter Friday, 29 September 2017 07:07 PM

    Norway coming through Belgium

    Lokka Friday, 29 September 2017 08:46 PM

    We do not need advice from foreign countries in making our constitution. Mr. Foreign Minister of Belgium, pl. note that the sovereignty of a country lies with its people and not with every tom, dick and harry coming from the West. So, pl. leave us alone. And if ever you come to Sri Lanka, don't meet that rascal called Wigneswaran.

    Dalu Banda Friday, 29 September 2017 08:49 PM

    No thanks and no Foreigners required to do constitutional engineering. Their assistance highly required in Syria, Kurdistan, Palestine, Ukraine, North Korea, Libya, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Venezuela, Afghanistan and so on. Please go there.

    Hautaum Friday, 29 September 2017 08:51 PM

    It should be appreciated and utilized opportunity and getting more advises from other nations like Switzerland and Canada etc. The long war was also won with the support of Internationals communityAs the island failed to sort out its problems itself. It also costed human lives and properties. More than millions of people displaced internally and internationally..

    sach Monday, 02 October 2017 01:36 PM

    Belgium is a country that is responsible for genocide in Congo. But never admits it. They are worse than Hitler. SL should never take any advice from them

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