Norway pledges support for Sri Lanka to assess fish stocks


Jan 07, 2016 (LBO) – Norway has pledged their technical support to conduct an assessment on marine fish stocks in Sri Lanka, Foreign Minister of Norway Børge Brende said.

“We would like to support in the assessment of the fish stocks with our research vessel. I think there is also a huge potential for renewables like solar,” Minister Brende said.

Brende was speaking at the Foreign Ministry following the meeting with Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Thursday.

The Two countries have also agreed to explore the possibility of expanding Norwegian investment in Sri Lanka, both through portfolio and foreign direct investment.

“We see a huge potential for Norwegian investments. So you can count on Norway as a true partner to move forward.” Brende further said.

An official visit by a Norwegian Foreign Minister takes place after nearly 11 years.

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