Workshop on South Asia

Newindpress, August 20, 2008

KOCHI: The International Centre for Economic Policy and Analysis (ICEPA), Cusat, and CUTS International, Jaipur, and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES-India) are jointly organising a national workshop on `Regional economic cooperation in South Asia’ with focus on `Indo-Sri Lanka trade’ at the School of Management Studies on August 21.

The workshop is part of a series of national consultation aimed at assessing the prospects of India’s approach towards regional economic cooperation in South and South-East Asia in bilateral and regional settings. The recommendation will be taken forward to various levels, including the Centre and inter-governmental bodies.

India and Sri Lanka are negotiating a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to build upon the India- Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement by widening the coverage through inclusion of trade in services, investment and economic cooperation. The discussions are being held in three regional centres in the country.

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