Ranil Wickremesinghe Holds Talks with World Bank President
President Ranil Wickremesinghe engaged in a productive meeting with World Bank President Ajay Banga on September 18 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. This encounter brought together key figures to discuss crucial matters on the sidelines of the United Nations 2023 SDG Summit, a prestigious two-day political forum dedicated to sustainable development. The summit commenced on the same day under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The distinguished gathering included Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry, Secretary to the President Saman Ekanayake, Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Mahinda Samarasinghe, and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Mohan Peiris.
President Wickremesinghe’s presence in the United States was part of his attendance at the 78th session of the UNGA. The overarching theme for this session was “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals Towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress, and Sustainability For All.” This significant event spanned from September 18 to 21 and aimed to gather world leaders to deliberate on pressing global challenges and chart a course towards a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.