Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sri Lanka and Male to strengthen the existing ties in fisheries sector

Sri Lanka and Maldives exchanged views on practical measures of cooperation in the fisheries sector in both countries.

The Foreign Ministry here said that Minister of Fisheries, Agriculture & Marine Resources of Maldives Abdullah Kamaludeen, who visited Sri Lanka from 18th to 20th June 2007 to attend the Second Meeting of Sri Lanka – Maldives Sub Commission on Fisheries in Colombo, held talks with the Sri Lankan authorities in this regard.

The Sub Commission on Fisheries was established under the Sri Lanka – Maldives Joint Commission to discuss issues related to fisheries between the two countries. The meeting was jointly chaired by Neomal Perera, Deputy Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources and Kamaludeen.

“During the Sub Commission meeting they also explored new areas in this sector for strengthening the existing ties between the two countries. The meeting also emphasized the importance of investment and joint collaborations in the field of fisheries, cooperation in the area of research, training and exchange of information,” the Ministry said.

Source: Colombo Page

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