Written by Staff Writer
23 Sep, 2018 | 11:00 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena left for New York on Saturday (Sept 22) to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which begins tomorrow (September 24) at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
This year’s theme of the UNGA Session is, “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable, and Sustainable Societies.”
President Maithripala Sirisena will attend the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit tomorrow, considered to be the most important global peace event organized on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. In the evening the president will attend the dinner hosted by the President of the United States of America Donald Trump and the First Lady.
On the 25th, the President will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly, after being welcomed by the UN General Secretary António Guterres. The two resolutions he will submit to the UN will be aimed at solving issues and provide relief without causing harm to the pride of the security forces and safeguard independence, sovereignty, and national security.
The President in his 15-minute speech before the world leaders will outline the achievements so far and the plans for future action. The inauguration ceremony of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly will be held at 9 am US time on the 25th this month.
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