"There is potential for Thailand to invest in SL" : Sri Lankan FM
Ambassador of Thailand in Sri Lanka Chulamanee Chartsuwan paid a Farewell Call on Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on 08 January 2021.
During the meeting, the Foreign Minister noted that Thailand has the potential to invest in Sri Lanka especially in the plantation and agricultural sector.
Both sides endorsed the importance of finalizing the Free Trade Agreement to spearhead the bilateral economic and trade relations as there are many untapped areas that need to be rejuvenated through the implementation of the Strategic Economic Partnership which was signed in 2018.
The Ambassador, expressing her compliments to the Foreign Minister, said that she had served in Sri Lanka for three years and seven months and she feels privileged to have built excellent relations and promoted mutual interests of Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Foreign Minister Gunawardena, emphasizing the friendly relations between the two countries, thanked Thailand for the support extended to Sri Lanka at international forums such as the UNHRC and BIMSTEC. The Ambassador assured Thailand’s utmost support for Sri Lanka in its Chairmanship of BIMSTEC.
Moreover, Minister Gunawardena remarked that Buddhism is the main linking force between Thailand and Sri Lanka, and observed that many Sri Lankans visit Bangkok for tourism and business, and noted that the growing relationship between Sri Lanka and Thailand is an advantage to their relations.