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Prime Minister leaves for Vietnam

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Hanoi, Vietnam today to participate in the Indian Ocean Conference.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will address the summit at the inauguration of the conference on August 27.

The Indian Ocean Conference initiated by India Foundation along with its partners from Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is an annual effort to bring together Heads of States/Governments, Ministers, Thought Leaders, scholars, diplomats, bureaucrats and practitioners from across the region.

Two successful editions of the Conference have been hosted so far in 2016 and 2017 in Singapore and Sri Lanka respectively.

Both the Conferences were supported by the Ministry of External Affairs of India and had participation from over 35 countries with a global media coverage. The third edition of the Conference in being hosted by India Foundation in association with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies on August 27-28 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The theme for the year is “Building Regional Architectures Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka, Prime Minister’s Secretary Saman Ekanayaka and Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetti will comprise the Sri Lankan delegation.