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* Special Envoy on the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention to begin visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow
Sun, Mar 4, 2018, 10:33 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Colombo: Special Envoy on the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Prince Mired Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan will begin a three-day visit to Sri Lanka from tomorrow at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government.

Foreign Affairs Ministry said the visit is of particular significance since Sri Lanka acceded to the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention on 13 December 2017 becoming its 163rd State Party.

During his visit to Sri Lanka from 5-7 March, the Special Envoy will call on President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana.

He is also scheduled to undertake a field visit to the Northern Province, accompanied by the Minister of Rehabilitation and Resettlement, D.M Swaminathan, where he will witness firsthand the mine clearance activities being carried out and interact with agencies that clear mines as well as landmine victims.

The Special Envoy's visit provides an opportunity for Sri Lanka to demonstrate the work that has been done so far in mine clearance, and plans to make the country mine free by the year 2020. In this context, the Special Envoy is expected to meet with the UN Country Team, civil society and other stakeholders to discuss further assistance for mine clearance and mine victims in Sri Lanka.

On Tuesday 6 March at 5.30 p.m., the Special Envoy will deliver a lecture at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies on 'The Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines: Asia's Opportunities and Challenges'.

Since 2004, Prince Mired Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein has served as the Chair of Jordan's National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation. After being appointed in 2009 as the Special Envoy to the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention, he has worked extensively with the UN and member countries to promote the banning of anti- personnel mines, worldwide.

 

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