The Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman jointly with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), recently organised a virtual B2B meeting between Carrefour Oman and eight prominent Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables exporter companies, to boost Sri Lankan exports of a variety of fruits and vegetables to the Carrefour Oman hypermarket chain, which has more than 12 outlets in the Sultanate of Oman.
Opening the virtual B2B meeting, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman Ameer Ajwad, highlighted that Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables are popular among consumers in Oman and that they have high demand in the Omani market. Direct engagement between Sri Lankan exporter companies and well-established popular hypermarket chains such as Carrefour will help boost Sri Lankan exports of fruits and vegetables into the Omani market.
Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables exporter companies, namely Tradlanka Agricultural Enterprises Ltd., Ellawala Horticulture Ltd., Nidro Supply Ltd., Deshan International Imports and Exports, Nelna Group, C.R. Exports Ltd., Jagro Ltd. and Development Interplan Ceylon Ltd., participated during the virtual B2B meeting with Carrefour Oman, and agreed to export consolidated consignments of Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables.
Carrefour Oman Country Manager Alain Enjalbert and General Manager (Food) Pierre Rahal, EDB Deputy Director Prasanna Jayasinghe, EDB Assistant Director Gayani Wijethilake and First Secretary of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Oman Dilini Abeyesekara, also participated during the virtual B2B meeting.