Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Tea Board with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Riyadh joined hands with the private sector companies in Sri Lanka to promote food & beverage products from Sri Lanka in the largest Gulf market, Saudi Arabia at the Foodex Saudi 2017 from 12th to 15th November 2017.
Accordingly, six (06) companies representing food & beverage sector participated from Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka pavilion had a formal inauguration of its own with the Ambassador of Sri Lanka His Excellency Azmi Thassim and as the chief guest along with Actg. Counsel General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah Mr. U. L. Niyas.
A half-day session was organized for the interested buyers from Saudi Arabia to network effectively with the sellers from Sri Lanka at the Movenpick Hotel – Jeddah on 14th November 2017. Around fifty (50) importing and distribution companies of Saudi Arabia enthusiastically participated to deal with Sri Lanka companies.