Mahinda Rajapakse leaves to Iran to accept G-15 chairmanship
[TamilNet, Friday, 14 May 2010, 15:11 GMT]
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to leave Colombo on Sunday to attend
the forthcoming G-15 Summit to be held in Tehran on Monday. He is to
take over the Chairmanship of the G-15 from the incumbent chairman Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, according to Colombo External Affairs
The G-15 membership comprises 17 developing countries namely Algeria,
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, the Islamic
Republic of Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Senegal,
Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
The Group was established during the 9th Non Aligned Summit in
Belgrade in September 1989 and its objective is to promote greater and
mutually beneficial cooperation among developing countries.
Minister of External Affairs G. L. Peiris, President’s Secretary Mr.
Lalith Weeratunga and other senior officials will accompany Rajapakse,