Sri Lanka – Nordic Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber paid a courtesy visit to Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, the Norwegian envoy in Sri Lanka recently.
The President and the Committee of the Sri Lanka – NORDIC Business Council were among the delegation who met with the Norwegian ambassador in Colombo. During the discussion with His Excellency, Mr. Nazvi Hassan, President of the Council stressed the importance of improving bilateral commercial ties between Sri Lanka and Norway.
The members of the committee emphasized on the importance of organizing more ‘Match Making Events,’ which they believe helps immensely to improve trade and investment ties.
The committee also suggested to arrange a delegation to Scandinavian countries and requested Gaustadsæther’s assistance towards this. In response, he mentioned that Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs Norway, who visited the country recently is planning to bring a business delegation to Sri Lanka very soon. The Sri Lanka – Nordic Business Council is also planning to lead a business delegation to Norway, later this year.
Bobby Jordan Hansen, Vice President of the Council emphasized the importance of building tourism ties between the two countries. She mentioned that tourism is a growing business in Sri Lanka and the businesses promoting good life style will attract the Scandinavian tourists to Sri Lanka. The committee mentioned to the envoy that the council has the capacity to help any company in Norway who wishes to engage in trade in Sri Lanka.