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* UK not decided on attending CHOGM in Sri Lanka
Thu, Jan 31, 2013, 09:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 31, Colombo: The British government has not yet taken a decision whether to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka in November this year, the visiting Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for South Asia of the British Government, Alistair Burt has said.

Speaking to a local radio station, Hiru FM, the Minister, who is on a two-day official visit to the island has said that discussions had been held on the subject with top representatives of the Sri Lankan Government.

Minister Burt said the Queen's attendance to the CHOGM in Sri Lanka is a Commonwealth matter and not up to the Queen or the UK government to decide.

He said the British government expects the CHOGM to take place in a Sri Lanka where the values of the Commonwealth are upheld.

"We expect Sri Lanka to uphold the values shared by all in the Commonwealth that include democratic principles, rule of law and human rights," the British Minister has said.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will visit Sri Lanka on February 10th to discuss arrangements for the CHOGM 2013.

The British Foreign Minister today visited the North and he is is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga tomorrow.



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