Sri Lanka participates in ‘Foodex Saudi 2022’ exhibition
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Riyadh and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah in coordination with the Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) took part in ‘Foodex Saudi 2022’, Saudi Arabia’s leading international food and drink trade exhibition which was held from 28 February to 3 March, in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Under the Sri Lanka Tea Board group stand M/S. Basilur Tea Exports Ltd. and Sri Lanka Tea Board occupy the group stand. Several other Sri Lankan tea exporting companies were also among around 80 exhibitors who showcased their products at this event.
Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia P.M. Amza ceremonially opened the Sri Lanka pavilion at the Foodex Saudi 2022 exhibition. The Acting Consul General in the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah T.F.M. Aaashiq and the Minister (Commerce) of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Riyadh Sanjeewa Pattiwila also participated in the opening ceremony. SLTB Tea Promotion Officer KavindaIlleperuma coordinated the event.
The organisers also facilitated business to business meetings among industry professionals. Several potential Saudi tea importers visited SLTB pavilion to inquire about importing Ceylon Tea.