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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sri Lanka prepares to host Commonwealth Summit 2013

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Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting(CHOGM) 2013

TheSecretary-General of the Commonwealth Kamalesh Sharma, who is in Colombo to participate in the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference currently being held in the Sri Lanka, and ExternalAffairs Prof. G.L Peiris have discussed the arrangements for the CommonwealthHeads of Government meeting(CHOGM) in sri lanka November 2013.

Minister External Affairs Prof. G.L Peiris conveyed to the Secretary-General the wish of President Mahinda Rajapaksa that  Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting(CHOGM) 2013 should have an economic focus, with particular emphasis on youth entrepreneurship in the rural sector.the External Affairs Ministry said .

the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting(CHOGM) will be the largest international event at the level of Heads of State Sri Lanka will be hosting since the 5th Summit of the Non Aligned Movement Sri Lanka hosted in 1976. The summit will bring the leaders of 54 member countries of the Commonwealth to Sri Lanka next year(2013).

The CHOGM held in Trinidad and Tobago in November  2009 unanimously agreed to hold its 2013 meeting in Colombo,Sri Lanka and at the 2011 CHOGM held in Perth, Western Australia, Commonwealth reaffirmed their decision to hold the CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka.
Following the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting(CHOGM)2013 Sri Lanka will serve as the Chair of CHOGM for the next two years. CHOGM 2015 will be held in Mauritius.

Minister Prof. G.L Peiris Said the Secretary-General that Sri Lanka looks forward to welcoming Heads of Government of the Commonwealth and all other delegates to Sri Lanka next year(2013).


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