President leaves for the United Kingdom

President leaves for the United Kingdom

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President Maithripala Sirisena left for the United Kingdom to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in London. President Maithripala Sirisena will join the Heads of Government of the 53-member Commonwealth at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that is to convene in London from 16 to 20 of this month. The Commonwealth is a diverse community of nations that work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings are occasions where the leaders of the Commonwealth member states come together to reaffirm common values, address the shared global challenges faced and agree on how to work to create a better future for all citizens, particularly young people. The theme of the Summit in London, “Towards a Common Future” is focused on building on the strengths of the Commonwealth to ensure that the organization is responsive to global challenges and delivers a more prosperous, secure, sustainable and fair future for all the citizens of the Commonwealth, particularly the young. President Sirisena’s participation at the CHOGM will be focused on reaffirming Sri Lanka’s firm commitment to the Commonwealth and deepening Sri Lanka’s partnership with the Organisation as well as with each individual member nation. The President’s engagements will include the Heads of Government meeting, the leaders retreat and addressing the Commonwealth Business Forum as the keynote speaker on 18 of this month on the theme “Delivering the SDGs: Aligning Business, Society and the Governments”.