Vietnam President to visit Sri Lanka with business delegation

Oct 01, Colombo: President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang will accompany a high powered business delegation when he makes a state visit to Sri Lanka in the second week of October.

The visiting President will address a Sri Lanka -Vietnam Business Forum that will be followed by a ‘business matchmaking’ session on October 14 in Colombo, Sri Lanka – Vietnam Business Council said in a statement.

According to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to which, the Sri Lanka – Vietnam Business Council belongs, said the visiting Vietnam business delegation is interested in setting up several joint ventures.

These joint ventures include deep sea fishing, fish processing, agriculture and manufacturing of agriculture equipment, construction of hotels, shopping and apartment complexes, establishment of a Vietnamese Restaurant in Colombo and telecommunication services.

The Chamber said they are also interested in tourism projects such as eco-tourism, spiritual tourism, inbound and outbound travel, airline services, banking, and shipping services. The delegates also wish to expand trade activities for products such as cement, fertilizer, canned fish, construction material, high breed rice, plastic products and electronics.

Sri Lanka and Vietnam are also slated to sign several bilateral agreements during the Vietnam President’s visit.

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