The 9th Asia Security Summit, ‘the Shangri-La Dialogue’ has got underway in Singapore.
Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris leads the Sri Lanka delegation. The Minister is expected to meet the regional authorities and brief the current situation in Sri Lanka. He also met with the Heads of the Sri Lankan missions who are representing the ASEAN capitals.
Prof. Peiris emphasized the need to define objectives clearly and work towards their accomplishment within a specified period, to achieve optimal results. Among the objectives stressed by the Minister were the fullest exploitation of market potential in trade, investment and tourism, the promotion of scientific, cultural and intellectual exchanges.