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Sri Lanka at the ready to strengthen economic relations with commonwealth nations.

Discussions have already taken place with New Zealand in a bid to establish economic relations among the nations of the commonwealth. The revelation is made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe adding ideas will be exchanged with other member nations including Great Britain. The premier made the remarks during an interview with the BBC in Davos Switzerland.

During the interview, the Prime Minister expressed belief, Asia will emerge as the key zone which will orchestrate the global economy in the future. Whilst making evident, a stronger middle class will emerge from the region of South Africa to Indonesia, he highlighted the need for planning and preparations.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe also held discussions with the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the sidelines of the world economic forum in Davos. Attention was given to strengthen ties on special sectors in consideration of the common cultural elements between the countries. The Prime Minister of Vietnam said the relevant MOUs will be inked during Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe’s official visit to Vietnam in April. Possibility of the establishment of a co-commission in a bid to develop bilateral ties was also discussed.
Bilateral discussions were also held with the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg. Review of the present bilateral programmes was conducted. During the meeting the Sri Lankan premier highlighted the need for a programme to uplift the economy and the daily lives of the people in the North.