Indonesia seeks stronger ties with Lanka
Members of the Sri Lanka–Indonesia Business Council with the
Indonesian Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Harimawan Suyitno.
Indonesia is keen to increase trade and commercial activity with Sri
Lanka and will offer visa-free entry up to 30 days for Sri Lankans.
"We will offer visa-free entry to Sri Lankans visiting Indonesia and
it will be valid for 30 days," Indonesian Ambassador to Sri Lanka,
Harimawan Suyitno told the Sri Lanka-Indonesia Business Forum in Colombo
It was organised by the Indonesian High Commission in Sri Lanka and
the Sri Lanka-Indonesia Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of
Commerce, to explore trade and investment opportunities between the two
nations. The main focus was on exploring possible cooperation in
Sri Lanka's main exports to Indonesia are tobacco and apparel, while
Indonesia's main exports to Sri Lanka are tobacco, salt, sulphur, paper
items, minerals and cooking oil.
A presentation on 'Exploring cooperation in agribusiness industry'
was made by a senior official of the Ministry of Industry of the
Republic of Indonesia, Rochmi Widjajanti.
Executive Director, CIC Agri Business, Waruna Madawanaarachchi made a
presentation on 'The prospects of Agribusiness industry in Sri Lanka'.