Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to sign MoU with Jordanian Chamber of Commerce early this year
Jordanian envoy to Sri Lanka Hassan M. Al Jawarneh said his embassy would help Sri Lankan businessmen to access quick visas to Jordan, subject to the recommendation of the country’s premier business chamber, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC).
This was mentioned when Ambassador Al Jawarneh and Honorary Consul of Jordan in Sri Lanka Asgi Akbarally held a meeting with the CCC recently to discuss the way forward to enhance commercial ties between Sri Lanka and Jordan.
They were met by CCC Chairman Samantha Ranatunga, CCC CEO Mangala P.B. Yapa and Senior Assistant Secretary Lilakshini De Mel.
“We will issue visas for the Sri Lankan businessmen, who want to visit Jordan within six hours, if the CCC recommends them,” said Akbarally.
His comments were endorsed by the India-based Jordanian envoy.
During the meeting, Al Jawarneh emphasized on the importance of both countries working towards strengthening commercial ties.
He noted that despite forming various joint commissions and arrangements between Sri Lanka and Jordan in the past, nothing much had taken place between the two sides.
In response, Ranatunga said, “During the last two years, the country has become friendlier towards the investors, which will help overseas businesses to look at Sri Lanka.”
The proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the CCC and Jordanian Chamber of Commerce also came under discussion, during the meeting. The MoU, once signed, will enable both chambers to work towards enhancing a two-way business.
The MoU is expected to be signed early this year and would be followed by business delegations visiting both countries. The CCC also invited Jordan to send a group of investors to take part in the upcoming Sri Lanka Business Conclave and Investor Forum, which will start on March 8, 2016.