Strategic Economic Partnership SL-Thailand sign MoUs

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By Sandun A. Jayasekara   

Several agreements including a Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Economic Partnership were signed between Sri Lanka and Thailand yesterday. They were signed by Minister Malik Samarawickrama and Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Trade. 

 

  • The Memorandum of Understanding on Technological Collaboration Related  to Value Addition of Primary Products was signed by Kasetsart University  in Thailand and the Ministry of Primary Industries

 

The Treaty on the Transfer of Offenders and on Co-operation in the Enforcement of Penal Sentences was signed by Minister of Justice, Thalatha Athukorala and Thailand’s Foreign Minister.   


Meanwhile, an agreement on Joint Action Programme for Cooperation on Sustainable Community Development Model Based on the Application of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy in Sri Lanka was also signed.   


The Memorandum of Understanding on Technological Collaboration Related to Value Addition of Primary Products was signed by Kasetsart University in Thailand and the Ministry of Primary Industries.   


Thai Prime Minister yesterday met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat where they paid attention to the further developing and strengthening the trade and technical cooperation between the two countries.   
The Thai Prime Minister was warmly welcomed by the President at the Presidential Secretariat, and accorded an official guard of honour and gun salute.   Both leaders commended the relations between the two countries which were nourished with the Theravada Buddhist philosophy and discussed ways to further strengthen those ties.   


At present, trade relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand have been increased to a higher level and discussions were held on reducing the trade deficit between the two countries.   


The President appreciated the progress made by Thailand in the agricultural and technical sectors and requested to provide assistance to develop these sectors in Sri Lanka too. General Prayut Chan-o-cha acceded to this request and said he would take the necessary actions speedily in the near future.   


He also pledged to explore the possibility of providing more opportunities for Sri Lankan tea in Thailand.   


During this meeting, attention was drawn to implement a joint tourism promotion programme to take the Buddhist heritage of both the countries to the world.   


The Thai Prime Minister invited the President to visit Thailand again to further strengthen the cooperation and friendship between the two countries.