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Sri Lanka Thailand Business Council signs MoU

officials at the event.
officials at the event.

The Sri Lanka Thailand Business Council (SLTBC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU0 with the  Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand (BOT) during an interactive business meeting held at the Head office of the Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand in Bangkok recently.  

Kalin Sarasin the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand and   Rizan Nazeer, President of the Sri Lanka Thailand Business Council signed the MoU in the presence of Sri Lankan Ambassador to Thailand Kshenuka Seneviratne and Thailand Ambassador to Sri Lanka Chulamanee Chartsuwan, with the presence of Thai Board of trade members and SLTBC executive members.

The Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand was established by group of Thai Merchants in 1933 to act as a coordinator between the Government and  private sector  to promote trade and protect the interests of the country for prosperity. Sri Lankan Thailand Business Council was established 22 years ago by five members of Sri Lankan businessmen with the blessing of then Thailand Ambassador to Sri Lanka Dr. Thakur Phanit , to promote trade ,  investments and tourism between Thailand and Sri Lanka.  Today it’s an incorporated body with more than 100 active corporate members.

Addressing the interactive meeting the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Thai Board of Trade Kalin Sarasin said that there are few Thai investments in Sri Lanka and with the signing of this MOU   Thai Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce are capable of playing a productive role in further strengthening trade and economic relationship between the two countries and they will share the information with their members which is more than 100,000. He added that Sri Lanka is the fourth largest trading partner of Thailand from the Asian Countries. He emphasized that signing this MoU is another milestone in furthering the connectivity of two Countries.

Rizan Nazeer the President of Sri Lanka Thailand Business Council addressing the gathering said that the MoU signed between the two organizations will place a solid foundation for Business Corporation and it would be mutually beneficial for both countries. He added that there are significantly large Thai investment in Sri Lanka at present and   invited the members of Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand to consider Sri Lanka for their next investment where the business climate had improved considerably in the post-conflict period. He also mentioned that recent Government decision to waive off visa free period of 6 months as a pilot project for certain countries including Thailand will be an added point to consider by Thai Tour operators to enhance religious tourism to Sri Lanka when compared to the very poor numbers of tourists from Thailand to Sri Lanka in the recent past. 


 

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