Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera will start an official tour in Europe today.


Accordingly, he will first reach Brussels in Belgium. He expects to meet members of the European Union and to discuss the export of fish from Sri Lanka to Europe.


The European commission has temporarily suspended importing fish from Sri Lanka under the charges of Sri Lanka being engaged in illegal fishing disregarding international conditions. The European commission has influenced Sri Lanka to take measures to stop illegal fishing in the Sri Lankan waters. Sri Lanka was the second major supplier of tuna and sword fish to European region.

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