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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - 7:24
European Union revises its Sri Lankan strategy
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A joint EU- Sri Lanka statement said the European Union, in close consultation with the Government, is currently in the process of revising its development strategy for Sri Lanka.

The Working Group on Cooperation under the framework of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission concluded its meeting in Colombo yesterday.

The Joint Press Release issued following the meeting said it was held in a "positive, open and constructive atmosphere."

The meeting was co-chaired by Jorge dela Caballeria, Head of Unit for South Asia and South East Asia - Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission and Secretary of the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs of Sri Lanka.

Senior officials from the European Union and other ministries of Sri Lanka also participated in the meeting.

During the meeting the two sides discussed new opportunities for assistance.

In line with the priorities of the Government of Sri Lanka, it was agreed that the focus of EU's development strategy for Sri Lanka up until 2020 would be expanded.

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