President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in New York to attend the 76th United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA) Session.
The delegation headed by the President arrived at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The President and the delegation were warmly welcomed by Mohan Peiris, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations.
The 76th Session of the UNGA was under the theme “Building resilience through hope – to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations.” The Foreign Ministerial level summit of the General Assembly will take place in the presence of Heads of State from several countries in New York to attend the summit.
President Rajapaksa will address the General Assembly, the Food Systems Summit, and the High-level Dialogue on Energy and hold bilateral discussions with several heads of state during the visit.
Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, Principal Advisor to President Lalith Weeratunga, and Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage accompany the President on this visit.