Fiji's Attorney-General and Minister of Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has invited External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday to visit that country and further strengthen the bilateral relations.
He met with Mr Samaraweera to discuss issues that will lead to improved bilateral relations between the two countries.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said that the two ministers had "very good" discussions on strengthening Fiji-Sri Lanka bilateral relations not just between the two countries, but also between Government and business and the business to business relations.
"Enhancing trade and investment between the two countries was one of the key issues discussed and in that regard a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement has been proposed. A draft Agreement will be sent to Sri Lanka to initiate the discussions," the Fijian Minister said.
"The South-East Asian region is experiencing economic growth and high commercial activity, and with the increased India-Fiji activity, we need to capitalize on the opportunities that exist in the countries within the vicinity."
Sri Lanka with its new Government can be a country to target for expansion of trade, investment and tourism, Minister Sayed-Khaiyum said.