The Fifth Indian Ocean Conference will begin in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates today.
The Indian Ocean Conference will be held under the theme “Ecology, Economy, Epidemic”.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to deliver the opening remarks at the summit today.
The Head of State and the Sri Lankan delegation left for Abu Dhabi yesterday to attend the conference.
He will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris and Principal Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga.
Discussions will focus on how the Indian Ocean Region will combat the growing threat of climate change.
Meanwhile, Former Prime Minister and Leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe will address the Fifth Indian Ocean Conference in Abu Dhabi, tomorrow.
Former Prime Minister Wickremesinghe is the former Chairperson of the Indian Ocean Conference, having held the position from 2016 to 2019.