In a supermarket in Sri Lanka (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Sri Lanka has set the goal of becoming the most open economy in South Asia, its Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva told a seminar held in Hanoi on January 29.

During the event, he also presented an overview of Sri Lanka’s socio-political and economic landscapes as well as its latest outstanding achievements.

According to him, since taking office last September, the Sri Lankan government has been pursuing five strategic goals of promoting economic growth, fighting corruption, ramping up infrastructure and education quality, and ensuring citizens’ rights.

He revealed that the country is working hard to develop into a hub for services and manufacturing supplies for the region and the world, and is paying more attention to high-value farming production for domestic consumption and exports.

The embassy took the occasion to announce its plan to establish a provisional board of the Sri Lanka Business Council in Vietnam.

Earlier, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Vietnam Saranya Hasathi Urgodawatt Dissanayke held a working session with General Secretary of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Pham Thi Thu Hang.

The ambassador said both countries hold huge economic potential which is yet to be tapped to the fullest and wished that they will enhance coordination in more areas of shared interest.-VNA