President leaves for Kenya to attend UN Environment Assembly as a
[March 13 2019]
Maithripala Sirisena left
Colombo today (13) for Nairobi
to attend the fourth session of
the UN Environment Assembly
(UNEA-4) held in Nairobi, Kenya
as a Special Guest.
The President participates in this Assembly on an
invitation extended by the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta.
The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly,
which commenced on March 11, will continue until March 15 in Nairobi
under the theme 'Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and
Sustainable Consumption and Production'.
President Sirisena is scheduled to address the
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron and other
dignitaries will attend the Conference.
UNEA-4 will address: environmental challenges related
to poverty and natural resources management, including sustainable food
systems, food security and halting biodiversity loss, life-cycle
approaches to resource efficiency, energy, chemicals and waste
management; and innovative sustainable business development at a time of
rapid technological change.
During his four-day official visit to Kenya the
President will meet the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta.
Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Kenya dates
back to the year 1970. Both countries are members of the Commonwealth,
the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), IORA and G77.
At the political and diplomatic level, Sri Lanka and
Kenya have been maintaining close and cordial links over the years. The
two countries are rooted by shared values, aspirations, and common
interest to overcome the challenges of development.
At present, Sri Lankans are working in Kenya mainly in
the fields of clothing industry, horticulture, hydroelectricity and
Courtesy : Pmdnews.lk