President arrives in Kuwait to attend first ACD summit
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Kuwait yesterday to attend the
first Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit.
The President and delegation upon their arrival were received by the
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Prime
Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime
Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah,
ministers, senior officials too were present to receive the President
and the delegation. The ACD Summit will be attended by leaders of 31
Asian nations, Foreign Ministers, ministers and officials.
The summit, aiming at consolidating Asia's strength and fortifying
its competitiveness in the region, will look into the challenges facing
Asia, mainly, in the economic field, and proposed solutions to tackle
External Affairs Minister Prof.G.L.Peiris, Minister Susil
Premajayantha, MP's Sajin Vas Gunewardene, A. H. M. Azwer and Secretary
to the President Lalith Weeratunge are accompanying the President.