Maged Mosleh, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Prime Minister’s Office in Parliament on April 28. During the meeting, Ambassador Mosleh discussed Egypt’s efforts to establish an Arab Sri Lanka Business Council in collaboration with the Arab Ambassadors Forum, aimed at promoting trade, tourism, and investments between the two countries. He informed that the groundwork for the council had been prepared through discussions with relevant authorities and Chambers of Commerce.
The Prime Minister, in turn, urged the Ambassador to explore potential investments in Sri Lanka’s hospitality industry, as well as setting up export industries in the country’s export industrial zones, citing various incentives offered to foreign investors. The Prime Minister also briefed the Ambassador on the steps taken by the government to overcome the current economic crisis.
Expressing his appreciation, Ambassador Mosleh congratulated the Sri Lankan government on its rapid success in restoring the economy in a short span of time. He added that Sri Lanka has set a valuable example for other countries facing similar crises to follow.
The discussion was also attended by Harsha Wijewaedena, Additional Secretary to the Prime Minister, and Mohamed Madi, Counsellor at the Indonesian Embassy. | PM Office