GSP+ revival a victory for President's foreign policy
[Jan 12 2017]
The European Commission proposed to grant GSP+
concessions to back to Sri Lanka.
The commission in appreciation of positive
transformation occurred in Sri Lanka, has proposed to grant this relief
to assist continue this situation.
The economic and political specialists point out that
the foreign policy of the current government which is under President
Maithripala Sirisena's leadership and the support of Prime Minister
Ranil Wickremesinghe and other ministers has created this positive
status of the country.
President Sirisena, during his official visit to
Germany, requested German Chancellor Angela Merkel to help get the GSP+
relief to Sri Lanka again. The Chancellor agreed to help Sri Lanka on
The President, whenever met the European leaders, drew
their attention over getting the GSP+ relief to Sri Lanka. Those leaders
pledged to give every support to Sri Lanka for its move towards building
of reconciliation, protection of human rights, and sustainable
development through protection of the rule of law and the principles of
the good governance.
The President expressed his confidence about getting
the GSP+ relief again at a ceremony held in Kandy recently.
Through obtaining the GSP+ relief, the apparel sector
in Sri Lanka will have a new progress with many benefits to the workers
in this sector.
Courtesy: President's Media Division