Sept 11, Colombo: The newly elected Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed his attendance to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Colombo in November this year, the Government Information Department said.
Abbott has confirmed his attendance during a telephone conversation with President Mahinda Rajapaksa today.
Australia is the current Chairman of the Commonwealth having held the CHOGM 2011 in Perth.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called the new Prime Minister Elect of Australia this morning and congratulated him on his election victory.
Abbott's Liberal-National coalition won 88 seats opposed to governing Labor party's 57 in the 150-seat Australian parliament to gain power for the first time in six years.