Harsha focusing on economic diplomacy
September 11, 2015 04:02 pm
Deputy Foreign Minister Dr Harsha de Silva today said that the main economic issue in Sri Lanka is the weaknesses in the country’s economic relations with other countries.
Speaking to media after assuming duties at his ministry, he stated that a small country like Sri Lanka has more than enough ability to develop economic relations and trade with the world, but that opportunity is not being properly utilised.
The Deputy Minister stated that he is possibly the person who spoke the most about the shortcomings in Sri Lanka’s international trade.
He stated that traditional diplomatic services and foreign policy is peace-centered and that now “we have to talk about development and prosperity.”
“We call it economic diplomacy,” Dr de Silva said.
He stated that the government has much more to do after the next UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.