Italy to explore apparel, renewable energy prospects in Sri Lanka

May 18, 2016 (LBO) – Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy Senator Benedetto Della Vedova will make an official visit with a business delegation to Sri Lanka from today to 19 May 2016, the Foreign Ministry said.

A four-member business delegation with interests in the apparel industry and renewable energy from Euro Green Power Ltd, Moving Energy, U2k Worldwide, and Building Energy accompany the Deputy Minister.

The delegation is scheduled to have meetings with ministers for foreign affairs, power, special assignments, foreign employment and international trade.

This is the first high-level visit from Italy since the last visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy in 2006.

The Foreign Ministry said this visit will contribute towards renewing the longstanding bilateral relations between the two countries and open new avenues for increased trade cooperation.

During his two day official visit, the Deputy Minister is scheduled to visit one of the leading Italian investments in Sri Lanka “Calzedonia” (named “Omega Line” in Sri Lanka) factory in “Dankotuwa.

Omega Line operates 7 manufacturing plants including one in Jaffna and provides employment for more than 17,000.