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The President arrives in Georgia

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 17, 2018 19:25

The President arrives in Georgia

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Georgia to attend the 5th Session of the Open Government Partnership.

President Sirisena is attending the Open Government Partnership Summit following the successful completion of the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry and the 6th World Forest Week organized by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

The President arrived in the Shota Rustavelli International airport in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, where he was welcomed by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, George Sharvashidze. The President will attend the 5th Open Government Global Summit to be held from today to the 19th of July.

The OGP 2018 Global Summit will focus on civic engagement, fighting against corruption, and public service delivery. Sri Lanka was offered membership of the Open Government Partnership in 2015, following the election of President Maithripala Sirisena, whose commitment to fight corruption gained international attention. President Sirisena will take part in the summit’s key High Level panel discussion. President Sirisena will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili.

The President is accompanied by State Minister Lakshman Seneviratne and Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 17, 2018 19:25