G-15 Chairmanship offered to Sri Lanka President
Thu, Mar 11, 2010, 09:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Mar, 11: Colombo: The G-15, group of developing countries has considered offering its chairmanship to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Government Media Unit said today.
The members of the G-15 comprising 17 countries will decide on the chairmanship at its next Summit scheduled to be held in May 2010.
Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said the Chairmanship had been offered to President Rajapaksa as an honour for the country.
According to the Government Media Unit the current Chairman from Iran has suggested that President Rajapaksa is the most suitable leader to hold the Chair of this prestigious group.
The G15 is comprised of Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.