|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.
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.