State Minister of Regional Cooperation Tharaka Balasuriya, inaugurated the business networking and matchmaking session organized between the members of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce virtually on 20th January 2022. This event is a follow up event arranged subsequently to the State Minister’s visit to Ukraine last year.
State Minister Tharaka Balasuriya addressing the gathering emphasized the importance of exploring more potentials and avenues of cooperation available in two countries in terms of tourism, agricultural products, ICT sector, Research & Development related investments. Further State Minister indicated due to the Free and Preferential Trade Agreements that Sri Lanka entered with neighboring partner countries, Ukrainian companies could reach immense market opportunities available in the region by using the concessions granted to Sri Lanka.
Mr. Gennadiy Chyzhykov, President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Mr. Vish Govindasamy, Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce also addressed the session and emphasized the importance of regular interactions between the membership to exploit untapped potential in terms of trade, investment & tourism.
100 Sri Lankan and Ukrainian companies participated at the Business matchmaking session and the participant companies categorized under three main areas namely agricultural products, Tourism & hospitality sector & Industrial product sector.
Ambassador M. Rizvi Hassen, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Turkey accredited to Ukraine, Ambassdor Igor Polikha, Ambassador of Ukraine to India accredited to Sri Lanka and Ms. Savitri Panabokke, Director General of State Ministry of Regional Cooperation also attended the virtual event.
Embassy of Sri Lanka