France has expressed its eagerness to strengthen bilateral relations and economic cooperation with Sri Lanka in several areas such as trade, investment, tourism, fisheries, water purification, environment protection and curtailing drug smuggling.
French Ambassador Jean-Marin Schuh expressed this when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday at the President’s office.
The Ambassador said a leading French company has shifted its Asian headquarters to Sri Lanka and investors too look at Sri Lanka as a potential location for investments. He further pointed out that the number of French trade and investment businessmen and Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals has increased substantially after the new government assumed office in January this year.
The Ambassador also said that for the first time the number of French tourists who arrive in Sri Lanka is expected to cross the 100,000 mark this year.
[ Via News.lk ]