Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic Peter Kažimir arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday on a two day visit that will conclude on 29 March 2018. This is the first high level visit to Sri Lanka by a Slovak senior government official.
The visiting Slovak dignitary is accompanied by a 22 member business delegation representing construction, electronics, energy, mining, ICT and security, hydrometeorology, defence and banking. The Slovak Republic is keen to expand its trade and investment portfolio in Sri Lanka, given the emerging opportunities as Sri Lanka develops into a commercial, financial and logistical hub in the Indian Ocean region.
Mr. Kažimir today met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera, Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and State Minister for Finance and Mass Media Eran Wickramaratne. Senior officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Industry and Commerce were present at the respective discussions. He is also scheduled to meet the State Minister for Defence Ruwan Wijewardene and the Governor of the Central Bank Indrajit Coomaraswamy prior to his departure on 29 March 2018.
The Slovak Business delegation attended a Business Forum organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce at the JAIC Hilton, Colombo. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency was signed during this event.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
28 March 2018