|SL President holds talks with Libyan Leader|
|Thursday, 09 April 2009|
Visiting Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday evening met Libyan President and Chairman of the African Union Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and discussed the ‘international issues of common interest and coordinating stances at international arenas’.
Reports said that President Rajapaksa has renewed his and his country’s congratulations to the leader for being selected by Africa to be Chairman of the African Union, commending his leading role and several initiatives to bring about security and peace around the world.
The Sri Lankan President acquainted the leader with the situation in Sri Lanka.
He briefed Gaddafi about the situation in Sri Lanka and recalled the visit the Libyan leader made to the country in 1976, highlighting the respect the Sri Lankan people have for him.
The two leaders also discussed international issues of common interest and the coordination of positions in international forums with Libya being a member of UN Security Council.
Among those who attended the meeting were Dr Baghdadi Mahmoudi, Secretary for the Libyan General People's Committee, Moussa Koussa, Secretary for the General People's Committee in charge of Foreign Relations and International Cooperation, Mohamed Barrani, Secretary for Asian Affairs in the Committee, and the delegation which accompanied the Sri Lankan president.
Visiting Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa is being welcomed
by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Libya
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2009 )|
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