President Mahinda Rajapakse is scheduled to depart the island for the State of Qatar in order to participate at the 12th Doha Forum.
The Ambassador of Qatar in Colombo Sayed Abdullah Al Munsouri handed over the invitation to the President yesterday which was extended by the Emir of Qatar.
Issuing a communiqué, the Presidential Media Unit stated that accepting this invitation the President had informed the Ambassador of Qatar in Colombo to thank the Emir of Qatar with regard to supporting Sri Lanka at the Geneva Human Rights Council session.
Speaking further the President had also recalled the special relationship between the State of Qatar and Sri Lanka.
In response, the Ambassador of Qatar in Colombo Sayed Abdullah Al Munsouri had stated that measures will be taken to support Sri Lanka as a friend when necessary.