Ambassador Karunasena Hettiarachchi paid an official visit to Bremen recently.
The Ambassador held discussions with the Vice-President of the Bremen Parliament, Frank Imhoff and the Mayor of Bremen, Carsten Sieling on the political and economic developments since the establishment of the Unity Government in Sri Lanka.
While reiterating Sri Lanka’s friendly relations with Germany, Ambassador Hettiarachchi requested the Federal State of Bremen to assist Sri Lanka particularly in the fields of trade and tourism.
The Ambassador was also invited to visit the plenary hall of the Bremen Parliament, where he exchanged views on legislative structures. At the end of the meeting, the Senate expressed its willingness to extend cooperation for the upcoming projects between Sri Lanka and Bremen, especially in the fields of higher education, fisheries and maritime affairs.
During his visit, Ambassador Hettiarachchi met with the representatives of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce and encouraged them to explore the growing trade and investment related opportunities in Sri Lanka.
The program also included a visit to Lürssen shipyard, where discussions on future cooperation in the field of ship building, particularly for defence purposes, took place.