Sri Lanka signs economic and defence deals with Belarus

Aug 27, 2013 (LBO)- Sri Lanka has signed a series of bilateral deals involving trade, taxation, tourism and defence co-operation following a visit by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Belarus. Agreements on trade and economic co-operation, avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion, tourism and technical co-operation on military affairs had been signed, the media office of the president said.

A memorandum of understanding between the ministries of justice of both countries and a treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters had also been signed.

During bilateral discussions Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko had invited Sri Lankan businesses to invest in the country.

A business forum was also held during the visit.