President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok this morning (October 7) to attend the Asia Cooperation Dialogue Summit, that brings together 34 nations in the Asian region. The President was accompanied by First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena. The President and First Lady were received at the airport by Thai Minister of Culture, Vira Rojpojchanarat, as the representative of the Royal Thai Government and Ambassador Kshenuka Seneviratne and the staff members of the Sri Lanka Embassy.
The Dialogue Summit will take place from the 8th to the 10th of October in Bangkok. Sri Lanka joined the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in 2003. President Maithripala Sirisena attends this august conference for the first time as President of Sri Lanka.
Apart from attending the conference, President Sirisena will hold several bilateral meetings with leaders of states, including the Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha.
The ACD is a forum for nations in the region to deliberate on matters concerning the region. President will address the ACD summit on the 9th.
ACD has recognised 20 areas of cooperation, including science and technology, education, food security, energy and water, culture and tourism, sustainable development and connectivity.