RW to attend Global Summit on New Global Financing

Sri Lankan President invited to speak at Global Summit on New Global Financing Pact

by Zulfick Farzan 14-06-2023 | 10:15 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); French President Emmanuel Macron extended an invitation to President Ranil Wickremesinghe to address a high-level panel discussion at the Global Leaders Summit for a New Global Financing Pact on June 22nd and 23rd, 2023.

This was confirmed by the President's Media Division on Wednesday (14).

At the invitation of President Macron, the summit will bring together heads of state and government, leaders of major international organizations, representatives of global financial institutions, and private sector and civil society representatives. 

Its goal is to lay the groundwork for a new financial system, one that is fairer and more solidarity-based, to meet shared global challenges: the fight against poverty, climate change and the protection of diversity.

This summit, which will take place at the Palais Brongniart in Paris on June 22 and 23, is consistent with the many international meetings that will be held in late 2023, including the G20 summit under the Indian Presidency, the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in Marrakech, the UN secretary-general’s summit in New York on the Sustainable Development Goals, and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai.

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe will head to the UK and France next week to meet with the Paris Club.

This was confirmed the Minister Bandula Gunawardena, the spokesperson for the Sri Lankan Cabinet, on Tuesday (13).