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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sri Lanka and Belarus Agree to Further Enhance Cooperation

Sri Lanka and Belarus Agree to Further Enhance Cooperation
Sri Lanka and Belarus Agree to Further Enhance Cooperation 
Sri Lanka and Belarus have agreed to set up a joint commission on trade and economic cooperation as an effective mechanism to promote bilateral trade between the two countries.

The President of Belarus proposed to implement a number of large bilateral projects with Sri Lanka. “We would like to trade from Sri Lanka with Indonesia, Southeast Asia and particularly India, especially considering the fact that Sri Lanka has a very advantageous tax regime in trade with these states,” the Belarusian leader said.
Belarus, Sri Lanka sign eight cooperation documents

Belarus and Sri Lanka have concluded eight international documents designed to promote all-round cooperation, BelTA has learnt.

They include an intergovernmental agreement on trade and economic cooperation. The document was signed by Belarus’ Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei and Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Gamini Lakshman Peiris.
Belarus and Sri Lanka have concluded an intergovernmental agreement on visa-free travels for holders of diplomatic and service passports;

an intergovernmental double taxation agreement and an agreement to prevent tax evasion; a cooperation agreement in the defense sector and an agreement to promote tourism. The two countries also signed an agreement in mutual legal assistance in criminal cases and a memorandum of understanding between the justice ministries of the two countries. 

A joint statement was signed following the highest-level talks between Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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