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* Sri Lankan President to attend G-77 summit in Bolivia
Sun, Jun 1, 2014, 11:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to visit Bolivia in mid-June to participate in the Group 77 summit, official sources said.

The President will be accompanied by the Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris to the Commemorative Summit on the 50th Anniversary of the Group of 77 toe be held in Santa Cruz from June 14-15.

Food security, poverty reduction and creating sustainable ways to protect the earth are on the agenda of the summit.

Sri Lankan President is also expected to meet world leaders on the sidelines of the meeting.

The G77, established in 1964, is the largest inter-governmental organization of developing countries within the UN system with a membership of 133. Sri Lanka is one of the founding members of the G77.

The coalition of more than 130 developing UN member states plus China has over 60 percent of the world's population. Bolivia holds the Chairmanship of G-77 for 2014 and the organization is commemorating its 50th anniversary in June this year.

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