The Norwegian Foreign Minister BørgeBrende who will be in the country during the first week of January, 2016 will hold a high level discussion to find out possible areas of cooperation between Norway and Sri Lanka, including trade and investment opportunities.
The discussion, a joint effort by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Norwegian Embassy in Sri Lanka will take place on the 07th January at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Auditorium.
BørgeBrende, who was the Former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and also the Former Minister of Trade and Industry in Norway will meet the Sri Lankan business community and any other interested parties during the ‘Discussion’ which is to be held at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for Norwegian foreign policy, the promotion of Norway’s interests internationally and the work of the Foreign Service, which includes more than 100 embassies, permanent missions/delegations, and consulates general.
The upcoming event will start at 5 pm and the ‘Discussion’ will be followed by a networking session. Interested parties can register by calling 0115588818.
The visit comes following an interest shown by Norwegians to invest in Sri Lanka, which was expressed at the recently held Sri Lanka – Norway Business Forum in Colombo.
Trade between Sri Lanka and Norway during the year 2014 has accounted for a just a paltry US$ 30 million, which has been the figures in the previous years as well.