May 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to attend the 14th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Group of 15 (G-15) to be held in Teheran from 17 – 18 May 2010.
President Rajapaksa is to assume the chairmanship of the 18-member organization from President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the forthcoming meeting in Tehran.
The President is scheduled to meet the Iranian President on the sidelines of the meeting to discuss strengthening bilateral ties.
The G-15, established by 15 developing countries during the Ninth Non-Aligned Summit in September 1989, focuses on cooperation among developing countries in the areas of investment, trade, and technology.
The upcoming Summit would review the strategies and policies of the Group on important international issues such as the current financial and economic crisis.
The G15 comprises Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.