Warm welcome for President in Jordan
President Mahinda Rajapaksa was received by Jordan’s Industry and
Trade Minister Amer Hadidi on arrival at the Royal Pavilion of the Queen
Alia International Airport, our correspondent from Amman said.
President Rajapaksa was accorded a Guard of Honour by the Royal
Jordanian Armed Forces on arrival at the airport.
President Rajapaksa is on a two day official visit to the Kingdom of
Jordan at the invitation of King Abdullah II of Jordan to participate at
the G-11 summit scheduled to be held in Jordan.
The World Economic Forum and the G-11 will focus on several issues
pertaining to interests of the Middle Eastern and Lower Middle-Income
This year’s Forum and Summit, which will be attended by over 1,200
Business Leaders and Governmental officials, include Heads of States
from 79 countries.
Several Heads of States outside the region of Middle East will also
participate in this year’s events.
With the post global economic crisis looming, the Forum plays a vital
role in the revival of economies of the respective nations.
President Rajapaksa is expected to focus on many issues concerning
economic, social and other spheres related to Sri Lanka as well as other
countries of the South Asian region.
During his visit, the President will hold bilateral discussions with
several leaders of participating countries.
The Sri Lankan delegation comprises Foreign Minister Rohitha
Bogollagama, Secretary to the President Lalith Weerathunga, Advisor to
the President, A. H. M. Azwer, Director General/Middle East, Abdul A.
Azeez, Coordinating Secretary (Foreign Affairs) to the President, Sajin
Vass Gunawardena and Chief of Protocol, S.S. Ganegama Arachchi.