The Czech Republic has offered its full cooperation and assistance to promote Sri Lanka as a popular tourist destination among Czechs.
Diplomatic relations between the two countries have been growing for a considerable period.
Czech Ambassador in India Milloslav Stasek met Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development and had prospective discussions in developing Czech inbound tourism market.
The Minister Rajapaksa told the ambassador that Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has made great progress and foreign tourists could visit any part of the island with no difficulty or obstruction. Today they could fully enjoy the country’s scenic beauty and local hospitality.
Ambassador Milloslav Stasek said that an increasing number of Czechs were keen to visit the island and were also interested in tasting traditional Sri Lankan food. Sri Lankan chefs will be given the opportunity of popularizing their recipes in the Czech Republic. The envoy added that his government was also planning to help in organizing a Sri Lankan cultural festival there to strengthen the ties between the two countries.
He assured the Czech Government’s assistance to develop Sri Lanka’s power plants and to provide know-how for the purpose. Plans are also afoot to launch a waste management and recycling project with Czech assistance. Discussions were also held on the need to commence new airline services between Sri Lanka and Central Europe.