Sep 18, 2017

Sri Lanka and AFD discuss development strategies

Sri Lanka and the AFD (Agence Française de Développement, public development finance institution) recently held discussions on ways and means to further enhance development cooperation.  

AFD welcomed for the first time a high-level Sri Lankan delegation in Paris at AFD Headquarters for the 5th Annual Consultation Meeting between GoSL and AFD recently.

The two Delegations had an open and useful exchange of views on Sri Lankan Government and AFD strategies, on-going AFD funded projects in Sri Lanka and future development cooperation.

A session was dedicated to PPP issues and a site visit was organized by SNCF International to a multimodal transport Hub in the center of Paris, in Saint-Lazare area. The meeting was co-chaired by Dr. R.H.S .Samaratunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Pascal Pacaut, Director of AFD Asia Department of AFD.

The members of the Sri Lankan delegation comprised Secretaries and officials from several key ministries; National Policies and Economic Development, Megapolis and Western Development, Power and Energy, City Planning and Water Supply, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Irrigation.

The ACM was participated by the Ambassador and Embassy Officials of Sri Lankan Embassy in Paris.