(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Maithripala Sirisena left for Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, a short while ago, to attend a UN Environmental Assembly.
Over 4,700 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, senior UN officials and civil society representatives are gathering in Nairobi for the meeting, the UN announced.
The assembly runs from 11-15 March under the theme Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production.
It is the biggest gathering in the Assembly’s short history, with attendance almost double the last event in December 2017.
Prominent world leaders will attend the summit, including the Presidents of France and Kenya, Emmanuel Macron and Uhuru Kenyatta, and CEOs from major corporations.