September, 19, 2023
President joins Business Roundtable During 78th UN General Assembly Session
In conjunction with the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, President Ranil Wickremesinghe actively participated in two significant events in New York. The first event was the “Conference on Sustainable Development Goals – 2023,” which commenced yesterday (18) at the United Nations Headquarters. This conference focused on exploring new strategies to advance progress toward achieving sustainable development goals by 2030.
Mr. Ruwan Wijewardena, President’s Senior Adviser on Climate Change, Mr. Saman Ekanayake, Secretary to the President and Ms. Aruni Wijewardena, Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were also present on this occasion.
Additionally, President Ranil Wickremesinghe took part in a high-profile business roundtable discussion titled “Economic Opportunities in Sri Lanka.” This event, jointly organized by the Business Council for International Understanding and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the United States of America, also took place yesterday.
The business roundtable saw participation from more than 40 U.S. businesses keen on exploring investment and trade prospects in Sri Lanka. Alongside them were prominent representatives from Sri Lanka’s private sector and a delegation of senior officials from the United States government. This discussion aimed to foster economic opportunities and strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations.