President Sirisena Leaves For China To Attend Conference On Asian Civilizations

President Maithripala Sirisena left for China this morning to attend the Conference on Dialogue on Asian Civilization.

The President was accompanied by a 27-member delegation, sources close to the Presidential Secretariat said.

The forum is organized by the Chinese Ministry of Education, in close collaboration with UNESCO on 15 May 2019 in Beijing, China.

On the 15th of May, under the auspices of President Xi Jinping, the Conference on Asian Civilizations Dialogue (CDAC) will be held in Beijing, China. The conference will host the opening ceremony and six parallel sub-forums around the theme of Asian civilization exchanges and mutual understanding. The Asian Cultural Carnival, Asian Civilization Week, Asian Food Festival and other activities are planned to be organized alongside this conference.

Around 1500 experts from around the world, including heads of state and high-level governmental representatives, are invited to attend the conference which seeks to promote intercultural dialogue in view of building an “Asian Community of Shared Future”.

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