President arrives in New York

President arrives in New York

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New York City this morning (Sep. 24) to attend the 70th United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA) Sessions.

The President was warmly received by the Sri Lankan Ambassadors for Washington and New York, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, and embassy staff in New York, as he arrived at the Hotel where he will be accommodated until the conclusion of his visit.

The President and the Sri Lankan delegation are scheduled to participate in the inaugural session of the UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters.

The President will have bilateral meetings tomorrow (25) with several leaders including Switzerland President Didier Burkhalter and South African President Jacob Zuma.

He also will meet the President of ICRC; Peter Maurer as well as the Administrator of the UNDP; Helen Clark.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera is scheduled to held bilateral discussions with Foreign Ministers of New Zealand and Pakistan

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