Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, who will be in the country today, will hold a high-level discussion with the Sri Lankan business community and related stakeholders at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC).
The discussion, which will take place at the chamber auditorium, will focus on discussing possible areas of cooperation between Norway and Sri Lanka, including trade and investment opportunities.
The upcoming discussion, which is a joint effort by the CCC and the Norwegian Embassy in Sri Lanka, will also see the participation of Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva.
Brende 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 5:00 p.m. and the discussion will be followed by a networking session. Interested parties can register by calling 0115588818.
The latest visit of the Norwegian minister 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 accounted for just a paltry US $ 30 million, which was the figure in the previous years as well.