Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA to be finalised in 2017: Singapore PM

Singapore

Feb 20, 2017 (LBO) – The Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) between Sri Lanka and Singapore will hopefully be finalised this year, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said following a dinner with Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe.

In a FB post on Saturday, Lee said, “We talked about the FTA that we are negotiating, which we hope to complete this year.”

“He invited me to visit Sri Lanka – hopefully to sign the FTA.”

Prime Minister Lee hosted a dinner for his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife, who had stopped over in Singapore on his return home from Australia.

“Caught up with Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mrs Wickremesinghe over dinner last night,” the post said.

“PM Wickremesinghe is a good friend of Singapore, having visited us many times (most recently for the South Asian Diaspora Convention last July).”