Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United Arab Emirates, Udaya Indrarathna delivered the Keynote speech on 23 May 2023 on game changing strategically important trade relations between Sri Lanka and UAE at the webinar “Made for Trade Live – Sri Lanka in Focus” organized by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).
The DMCC staged its flagship international roadshow specifically targeting Sri Lanka under the theme “Sri Lanka in Focus”.
This game changing initiative would benefit a large number of Sri Lanka exporters, SME’s and entrepreneurs in establishing business in UAE as well as to take their products global by adding value at DMCC facility in Dubai.
DMCC, is the eight-time award winner of the “Global Free zone of the Year” by Financial Times and has 22,000 + registered companies, 8000 employees and representations at 180 countries. The DMCC gold and diamond trade alone stands at USD 157.5 billion.
The DMCC Tea Centre handles 33.9 Mn kilos of tea and 400 Mn tea bags per year, which reflects the importance and its capacity to provide significant opportunities for Sri Lanka particularly in tea, cinnamon, spices, gems, and other commodities.
As a way forward, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Dubai will work collaboratively in assisting and supporting Sri Lanka businesses taking them to the next level.
The Sri Lanka Embassy in UAE very much hope that “Sri Lanka in Focus” initiative would be a significant step forward in enhancing the bilateral trade relations between Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.