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Colombo Plan to expand maritime sector activities

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Maritime will be a new area of focus for the Colombo Plan in the coming years as trade and shipping is critical for economic prosperity, said the Secretary General of Colombo Plan Dr. Benjami Reyes.

Towards this target the Reyes met with the Saudi Arabian Ambassador Khalid Hamoud Alkahtani to discuss further cooperation in the maritime sector as a member country of the Colombo Plan. The lead consultant to the CP Maritime Advisory Programme, Rohan Masakorala, joined the discussion where areas of infrastructure, capacity building and trade facilitation were the topics of concern.

The Saudi Ambassador to Sri Lanka expressed optimism and conveyed his continuing support to future collaboration initiatives with CP, as a leading gulf state.

Caption:The Colombo Plan (CP) for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific is one of the oldest regional intergovernmental organizations dating as far back to 1950.

Recently the government of the United States of America funded a three-year capacity building programme for the Sri Lanka Ports Authority through the Colombo Plan. The USA, as a member country of CP has been taking a lead role in funding key projects of Colombo Plan and in the port sector of Sri Lanka.

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