President heads to Kenya to attend summit

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Kenya today to attend a UN environment conference.

He will attend the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi.

The President is attending the 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 Assembly tomorrow.

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 also 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. (Colombo Gazette)

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