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Iran invites Sri Lanka President to Group of 15 Summit
Wed, Mar 24, 2010, 01:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Mar 24, Colombo: The Ambassador of Iran, Mahmud Rahimi Gorji Tuesday (23) officially handed over an invitation from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa to attend the Group of 15 summit to be held in Teheran from 17 – 18 May 2010.
Gorji handed over the official invitation to Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Rothitha Bogollagama at the Foreign Ministry while conveying the appreciation of the Government of Iran for Sri Lanka's contribution to the G 15 process.
President Rajapaksa is to assume the chairmanship of the 18-member organization at the forthcoming meeting in Tehran.
The Sri Lankan FM accepting the invitation on behalf of the President complimented Iran for its continued, effective leadership of the Group.
The organization focuses on cooperation among developing countries in the areas of investment, trade, and technology.