Thursday, 17 January 2008
By Adel Al-Malki
JEDDAH - The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has received an official invitation from the Sri Lankan government to visit a number of cities and consider the South Asian country's tourism potential.
Abdull-Lateef Dhafer, the Sri Lankan Consul, recently discussed with JCCI Secretary Generel Mustafa Sabri possible avenues to improve bilateral trade, tourism and labor relations between the two countries on Thursday.
"The meeting was fruitful... we discussed ways of increasing tourism and labor exchanges. My Sri Lankan counterpart wanted to extend bridges of cooperation with the hotel sector in the Kingdom... and expressed his desire on a possible of employment and experience between the two countries," Sabri said.
Sabri said Dhafeer expressed his country's desire to receive a delegation of Saudi businessmen through the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce.
"Sri Lank has a beautiful climate ideal for tourism business... which we hope that Saudi businessmen will invest in Sri Lanka's thriving tourist section," Abdull-Lateef said.