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* Sri Lanka President arrives in Kuwait to participate in ACD summit
Mon, Oct 15, 2012, 11:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 15, Kuwait City: The President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Amiri International Airport in Kuwait on Monday to attend the First Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit.

Upon his arrival, the Sri Lankan President was warmly received by the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah along with the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, high level ministers and senior officials of the Kuwaiti government and senior officers in the army, police and National Guard.

Later, the President held a discussion with the Amir of Kuwait.

The first Summit of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue will be held in Kuwait City from 15 to 17 October 2012.

The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will open the ACD Summit Tuesday with the participation of 32 Asian nations.

During his visit, President Rajapaksa is expected to meet several Gulf leaders including the King of Saudi Arabia and the Emirs of Kuwait and Qatar on the sidelines of the summit.

Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, Petroleum resources Minister Susil Premajayantha, parliamentarian and President's Coordinating Secretary Sajin Vaas Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga accompanied the President.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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