Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Bahrain, Pradeepa Saram met with the Chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Sameer Nass at Bait Al Tijjar.

The meeting hailed the cordial bilateral relations that exist between the two countries and underscored the importance of stepping up business cooperation, encouraging partnerships, and invigorating trade and investment.

During the interactions, Ambassador Saram pointed out that the volume of trade between Bahrain and Sri Lanka has increased substantially during the past few years and requested the members of the Bahrain Chambers to gear up for the upcoming possibilities in importing more products from Sri Lanka.

The meeting also touched upon development projects in both countries and their prospective economic impact. Nass reinstated the keenness of Bahrain Chamber in consolidating efforts with the Embassy in all endeavours that aim at bolstering business between both sides, particularly in light of the favourable business ecosystem both countries enjoy and the privileges offered to foreign investors.

In response, Ambassador Saram highlighted the encouraging incentives provided by Sri Lanka to foreign investors to boost trade and investment activities and requested Bahraini investors and business owners to partner with their Sri Lankan counterparts to invest in the major national and service projects in Sri Lanka.

The BCCI vice-treasurer Waleed Kanoo; Chief Executive Officer Shaker Al Shater and Deputy CEO Dr Abdulla Al Sada were also present at the meeting.

Earlier the Ambassador also called on H.E. Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal, the Speaker of the Council of Representatives of the Kingdom of Bahrain. During the meeting, ways and means of intensifying the relations between the Legislatures of Bahrain and Sri Lanka were discussed. Among the initiatives considered are the exchange of visits of the Speakers and establishment and strengthening of interactions between Bahrain - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Group.