Colombo: Sri Lanka and Finland held their first Bilateral Consultations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, here.
The Sri Lankan delegation was led by Sumith Nakandala, Additional Secretary (Bilateral Affairs) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, while the Finlish team was led by Ambassador Kimmo Lähdevirta, Director General for the Americas and Asia of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, The Colombo Page reported on Thursday.
The Finland delegation also included Roving Ambassador of Finland for South Asia, concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka, Harri Kamarainen.
The deliberations, which took place on October 1, focused on bilateral trade and investment and followed up on the progress being made in the existing areas of cooperation, including vocational training, health, renewable energy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
The discussion also aimed at enhancing mutually beneficial cooperation through exchange of expertise and joint collaborative programs, e-governance, critical communications, cyber security, climate change and mitigation, forestry, defense, tourism and the development of smart cities