Business News from Sri Lanka: H.E the Ambassador Azmi Thassim held a meeting with Mr. Saleh S. Al Solami, Secretary General of Saudi Export Development Authority at SEDA in Riyadh on 6th October 2019 to discuss on the Saudi Export Program and the using of the available facilities by the Sri Lankan companies
The Saudi Export Development Authority (SAUDI EXPORTS) is an independent national institution that promotes Saudi non-oil exports and support exporters to increase their competitiveness, promotes their goods and services to expand internationally, and to remove barriers.
During the discussion, H.E the Ambassador pointed out that several mega projects which have been funded by Saudi Arabia are now operating in Sri Lanka. He further underlined that the importance of increasing trade, tourism and investments between the countries. He requested the Secretary General, SEDA to expand the Saudi exports through Saudi Export Programme (SEP) to supply raw materials to Sri Lankan manufacturers/ producers.
The Secretary General appreciated the initiatives taken by Sri Lankan Companies to import Saudi Products under SEP and informed that necessary linkage will be created between SEDA and SEP to promote the export credit program. He further assured that they could provide necessary assistance for business networking programmes to be arranged in Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.
H.E the Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Sanjeewa Pattiwila, Minister Counsellor, (Commercial) and Mr. A.L.M Jabeer, Desk Officer/Bilateral Affairs of the Embassy.