Sunday, 01 June 2014 - 13:06
President to attend G77 summit Golden Jubilee
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to visit Bolivia in mid June to take part in the Group 77 summit due to be held on June 14th and 15th.
He will be accompanied by the President's Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris.
According to the organisers of the summit, heads of State of Iran, Cuba, Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador and Costa Rica have so far confirmed attendance in the summit, besides UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon who is due in Santa Cruz, the host city, as early as June 13th to take part in several pre-events.
G77 is the largest inter-governmental organisation of developing countries within the UN system with a membership of 133.
Sri Lanka is one of the founding members of the G77.