Sweden hopes to further enhance the existing economic and trade relations with Sri Lanka, Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven stated during the bilateral discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2015, in Boao, Hainan Province, China.
Prime Minister Löfven congratulated President Maithripala on his presidential election victory and said that he and the Swedish government are pleased to see the positive development in post-election Sri Lanka.
President Sirisena explained new development initiatives undertaken by the new government in Sri Lanka.
‘We will take steps to increase the number of Swedish tourists visiting Sri Lanka,’ the Prime Minister stated. Sweden is keen to further enhance the existing economic and trade relations with Sri Lanka, said the Premier, and these ties will be stronger than before, he added.
President Sirisena requested Swedish assistance to develop the irrigation sector to improve the living standards of farmers. The Swedish Premier responded positively to the request.