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Prime Minister to Switzerland for World Economic Summit

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Switzerland today (16) to attend the World Economic Summit to be held in Davos City from tomorrow (17) to January 21.

The Prime Minister attended the World Economic Summit on invitation last year too, and the international ties he forged at the summit had been beneficial for Sri Lanka’s future economic development programmes, a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office stated.

Leaders of nearly 40 countries are scheduled to attend the 2017 World Economic Summit which would study the world’s new economic trends indepth.

Concurrent to the summit, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will have several rounds of talks with top level world leaders and high ranking international entrepreneurs, the release stated.

The 2017 World Economic Summit would lay the groundwork to ensure a more favourable atmosphere in the future world, bring plans of world leaders towards a common objective and make a collective effort towards formulating a universal and regional economic agenda.

Ministers Ravi Karunanayake and Harin Fernando have also been invited to attend the summit.

Prof. Maithree Wickremesinghe, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake, Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetty and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Sandra Perera will also join the Prime Minister’s delegation.

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