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Third LKI Foreign Policy Forum Reassess the Relevance of Non- Alignment in a Polarised World

The 3rd LKI Foreign Policy Forum titled ‘Reassessing Non-Alignment in a Polarised World’ was held on 21st February 2024. The forum held on a quarterly basis, brings together experts to discuss contemporary foreign policy issues and to contribute to the development of a Sri Lankan perspective on foreign policy and international relations. Ahead of the Forum, Foreign Minister M.U.M. Ali Sabry who delivered the opening address, observed that “non-alignment means not becoming a bystander” and “that you are not forced or coerced into a camp to take sovereign decisions”.

Dr. A.K.Abdul Momen , Foreign Minister of Bangladesh delivers Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture

The Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture was delivered on 3 February 2023 by Hon. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh at a ceremony held at the Jasmine Hall of the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

Foreign Minister Ali Sabry underlines need for data-based research to guide government policy making, at launch of the ‘LKI Foreign Policy Forum’

Foreign Minister M. U. M. Ali Sabry has underlined the importance of data-based research to guide government policy making, noting that if such practice had been followed, particularly in regard to the economy, Sri Lanka would have averted the crisis which it faced. The Minister said it is important to conduct research, present papers, debate openly and within closed doors, in order to make the right decisions.

Sri Lanka assumes the Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) at the 23rd Council of Ministers in Colombo

Sri Lanka assumed the chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) at the 23rd IORA Council of Ministers which concluded in Colombo on 11 October 2023. Foreign Minister Ali Sabry chaired the meeting. Sri Lanka is a founding member of IORA which was established in 1997, and previously served as its Chair from 2003 to 2004. The 23rd IORA Council of Ministers was inaugurated with a colourful opening ceremony that brought the Indian Ocean into the conference room via virtual reality.

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