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Friday, 02 March 2018 - 19:30
Special Envoy of Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention to arrive in Sri Lanka
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At the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Special Envoy of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention, Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan will undertake an official visit from 5th of March to 7th of March.

The Foreign Ministry said that the visit is of particular significance since Sri Lanka acceded to the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention on 13th 0f December 2017 becoming its 163rd State Party.

During his visit to Sri Lanka, the Special Envoy will call on President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana.

After being appointed in 2009 as the Special Envoy to the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention, he has worked extensively with the UN and member countries to promote the banning of anti-personnel mines, worldwide.

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