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First assignment for Sri Lanka's new Foreign Minister
Sat, Apr 24, 2010, 08:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Apr 24, Colombo: The newly appointed Foreign Minister Professor G.L. Peiris is making his first foreign visit to attend the 16th SAARC Summit being held from April 28 and 29 in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
The Sri Lankan delegation led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for Thimpu on Monday. The delegation will also include Foreign Secretary Romesh Jayasinghe.
Heads of state and government of all eight member states of the association Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka will attend the 16th Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit.
The 32nd session of the SAARC Council of Ministers at Foreign Minister's level will be held on 27th April, the 37th Session of the Standing Committee at Foreign Secretaries level will be convened from 25th to 26th April.
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