The European Union (EU) office in Colombo on Friday confirmed that a Sri Lankan government delegation would be visiting the European Commission headquarters later this month to discuss the GSP+ facility.
The discussions in Brussels on May 20/21 will address issues highlighted in the European Commission's final report on Sri Lanka's eligibility for GSP Plus issued in October 2009. This latest round of discussions is part of the continuing dialogue betwee the parties on these issues, the EU said.
“The Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives would like to underline that no list of conditions has been communicated to the Government.
The Delegation emphasises that any review of the European Commissions recommendations on GSP Plus is not dependent on any single measure. Moreover the Delegation wishes to underline the EU's respect for the judicial process of Sri Lanka and has no position on any ongoing court case in Sri Lanka.
It would therefore be inappropriate for the Delegation to express a view on any such judicial proceedings,” the EU statement said.