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President Ranil Wickremesinghe Engages in Bilateral Talks with Global South Leaders During NAM Conference in Kampala

President Ranil Wickremesinghe actively participated in bilateral discussions with leaders and representatives from Global South countries in the African region on January 19, coinciding with the Non-Aligned Nations Conference held in Kampala, Uganda.

In the afternoon of the same day, President Wickremesinghe held a meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The South African President warmly welcomed President Ranil Wickremesinghe, and both leaders actively engaged in fruitful bilateral discussions.

Simultaneously, a meeting between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Tanzania’s Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa took place, where the two leaders delved into important bilateral discussions.

Furthermore, President Wickremesinghe met with Bahamas Prime Minister Philip E. Davis, Vice President of the Republic of Benin Mariam Chabi Talata Zime Yerima, and Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed. These interactions involved meaningful bilateral discussions aimed at fostering diplomatic ties and cooperation.

Key officials accompanying President Wickremesinghe during these discussions included Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ali Sabry PC, Minister of State Mr. Chamara Sampath Dasanayake, Members of Parliament Mr. Kings Nelson, Mr. Nimal Piyatissa, Mr. Kumarasiri Ratnayake, Mr. Udayakantha Gunathilake, President’s Secretary Mr. Saman Ekanayake, and President’s Senior Adviser on Climate Change Mr. Ruwan Wijewardene.

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