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On the invitation of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave Monday (10) for Vietnam to attend the ASEAN Economic Forum in Hanoi.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will join the ASEAN heads of state as well as several senior cabinet ministers from South Korea, Thailand and other countries at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Ha Noi, Vietnam from 11-13 September.

More than 800 leaders from business, government, civil society and the media are expected to join these heads of state and senior ministers to discuss issues ranging from the region’s geopolitical friction points to entrepreneurship and employment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

At the inaugural session of the conference, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will deliver the welcome address, while Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Hu Chunhua will address the opening session.

The Sri Lankan delegation will include Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake, Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetti and Special Assistant Sandra Perera.


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