US trade mission to visit Sri Lanka

Colombo, Feb 6 (IANS) A multi-sector US trade mission - the first since the end of the Sri Lankan conflict - will travel to Colombo Feb 7-8 after visiting India.

The 3C Trade Mission includes companies in the education sector, design consulting services and engineering, food industries, healthcare, airline support, and infrastructure development.

A US embassy statement said the delegation earlier visited Chennai and Kochi in India.

The US is the largest single country market for Sri Lankan exports, and the US embassy is seeking increased bilateral trade.

The embassy's economic counsellor Allison V. Areias-Vogel said: "Enhanced trade would further strengthen our economic ties, create opportunities for fruitful joint ventures and distributorship."

The mission is designed to foster commercial engagement and lasting relationships by creating a forum to discuss prospective business opportunities and to explore avenues for collaboration.


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