Sweden pledges full support to restore GSP facility and withdraw fisheries ban

Sweden pledges full support to restore GSP facility and withdraw fisheries ban

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The Swedish Prime Minister has emphasized to his Sri Lankan counterpart that Sweden will extend its maximum support for the restoration of the GSP plus and the lifting of the fisheries ban imposed against Sri Lanka. This was revealed during a meeting of the two Prime Ministers.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and Swedish Prime Minister Stephen Lofven had a meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum that is in progress in Davos, Switzerland. The Swedish Prime Minister pledged his unstinted support to the programme mooted by the Sri Lankan Government to strengthen the democratic institutions.
Premier Ranil Wickremasinghe elaborated on a number of measures taken by the Sri Lankan Government including the allocation of six percent of the GDP to uplift education.
The Swedish Prime Minister said that he was prepared to assist Sri Lanka in improving the Green Technology. The Swedish leader requested Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to consider in in extending support to Sweden as it was considering in securing membership of the United Nations Security Council.
Minister Malik Samarawickrema, Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran, Prime Minister’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake and Prime Minister’s Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetti were among those who joined in this meeting.