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Friday, 12 August 2016 - 12:54
Norwegian Prime Minister meets the President
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President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government is committed to assure a strong and independent judicial system in the country. 

He was speaking at the Legal Asian Summit inaugurated at the BMICH this afternoon.

Sri Lanka and Norway will take steps to increase cooperation in several areas, including fisheries, information technology, energy, hydro and solar power as well as oil and gas exploration.

This was revealed during the bilateral discussions held between President Maithripala Sirisena and visiting Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Presidential Secretariat today.

Solberg expressed appreciation over the steps taken by the current government to strengthen democracy, reconciliation and development.

The President said that Sri Lanka would appreciate technical expertise from Norway to develop the fisheries industry in Sri Lanka as there are immense possibilities for growth in both sea fishing and inland fisheries.

He said that Sri Lanka seeks foreign investments in export oriented industries such as garments, gem and jewellery, ceramic, plants, timber and medicine.

Solberg said her government would take steps to bring together potential Norwegian investors and Sri Lankan partners.

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