06th January, 2016
Norwegian Foreign Minister to meet the SL business community at the Ceylon Chamber on Thursday
The Norwegian Foreign Minister Hon. Børge Brende who addressed the Sri Lankan business community at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday said Norway is keen on exploring multiple of investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.
He said among the areas the Norwegians are looking at are oil and gas exploration, ocean resources development, tourism and sustainable energy production among many other areas of interest.
The upcoming discussion which is a joint effort by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Norwegian Embassy in Sri Lanka will be held at the Chamber auditorium and will also see the participation of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Harsha De Silva.
The Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs Borge 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 pm 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 has accounted for a just a paltry US$ 30 million, which has been the figures in the previous years as well.