|Poland and Sri Lanka agree to expand bilateral relations|
|Friday, 29 May 2009 15:50|
With the defeat of terrorism, the time is opportune to enhance relations between Sri Lanka and Poland observed Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama when Prof. Piotr Klodkowski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland paid a courtesy call on the Minister last Tuesday (26 May 2009) following his presentation of credentials to H.E. the President earlier in the day. The Minister pointed out that Poland must reflect on the present Sri Lankan agenda which could be enhanced through economic diplomacy and in this context outlined the need for working towards developing the tea trade, tourism and the technological field especially in IT. Further, the Minister stated that Poland could cooperate with Sri Lanka in providing facilities to the IDPs for which the government was following an action plan.
The Polish Ambassador acknowledged that he was happy to be in Sri Lanka at an important moment in its history and agreed that there was much potential to strengthen bilateral relations. He stated that the President of Poland has been focused on the issue of eliminating terrorism globally. Ambassador Klodkowski observed that Poland was not affected by the financial crisis and wished to expand economic ties with Sri Lanka which includes tourism. He stated that there is an increasing number of Polish nationals travelling abroad and therefore there is much potential for enhancing tourist arrivals from Poland to Sri Lanka.