Sri Lanka gets visit by UN Assistant Secretary-General

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Haoliang Xu will be visiting Sri Lanka from April 4-10, 2015, his second visit to the island which will focus on supporting emerging development priorities, a statement said.

He is the Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific.

Xu is expected to meet high-level government officials, development partners and the civil society on learning more about the emerging development needs and expectations of Sri Lanka in a new political environment.

He will also ascertain the future direction of UNDP support along with other members of the UN family, in particular strengthening UNDP’s role as a key development partner in Sri Lanka.

 Xu will also visit the North Central and Northern provinces, where he will meet with government officials, representatives from Community Based Organizations and gain a first-hand understanding of the development priorities in the districts and further support needs.

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