IOC Conference in Abu Dhabi to get underway today
The 5th Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) will begin in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates today (04).
Chaired by President Rajapaksa, the IOC will be held under the theme ‘ecology, economy, and epidemic.’
The Sri Lankan head of state is scheduled to deliver the opening remarks.
Discussions will draw attention to how the Indian Ocean region will combat the growing threat of climate change.
President Rajapaksa will be accompanied by foreign minister Prof. G.L. Peiris and principal advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga.
Ranil Wickremesinghe, president of the IOC from 2016 to 2019, will also join the president on his visit.
MP Wickremesinghe continues to be a member of its executive committee.