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GL and Bangladeshi FM discuss Colombo Commonwealth Summit

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris had discussions with Dr. Dipu Moni, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, on the sidelines of the Asia Co-operation Dialogue Summit in Kuwait City.

Dr. Moni, in her capacity as Chair of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, discussed with Prof. Peiris arrangements for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting which will be held in Colombo next year. Minister Peiris briefed her in detail about the work currently under way, with responsibility assigned to different committees in charge of a variety of functions, as well as about the thematic content of the discussions which will take place at the plenary sessions, and other events including the Youth Forum and the People’s Forum.

The two Ministers also discussed plans for the Commonwealth Business Council which will be held in Colombo to coincide with the Commonwealth Summit. Prof. Peiris informed his counterpart in the Government of Bangladesh about the recent visit to Sri Lanka by Dr. Mohan Kaul, Chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council, and the extensive networking being done with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Sri Lanka. The Commonwealth Business initiative in Sri Lanka was launched by President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week.

October 21, 2012, 10:13 pm

Source: The Island (22nd October 2012)

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