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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

Sri Lanka President To Hold Bilateral Discussions Whilst In New York

New York, 19 September, (

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New York yesterday to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations will be addressing the UN General Assembly today evening.

Sri Lankan President will be the 27th speaker to address the UN General Assembly today. This is the third time that President Maithripala Sirisena is addressing the UN General Assembly.

The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) convened at UN Headquarters on September 12. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, with a focus on the theme, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.

The President is also scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with several world leaders participating in the sessions.
Maithripala Srisena is scheduled to meet with the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on September 23.

The bilateral discussions that will focus attention on the progressive nature of the relationship between the United Nations and Sri Lanka under President Sirisena’s leadership and how this constructive and meaningful relationship could be further enhanced to benefit the people of the country, a Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry statement said.

The High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will call on the President to discuss the progress in human rights in Sri Lanka under the National Unity Government.

Additionally, the Sri Lanka delegation is scheduled to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting, the Informal Meeting of the SAARC Council of Ministers, the Ministerial Meeting of the Commonwealth, the Ministerial Meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue, and that of the Group of 77.

The President will join the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a high level discussion on political reforms.

During his visit to the U.S, President Sirisena will participate in a series of programmes including a meeting with the Sri Lankan Community.

- Asian Tribune -

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena addressing the UN General Assembly session - File Photo
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