​Maldives chairs 294th Session of the Colombo Plan Council

​27 March 2018, Colombo
His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef, Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives, in his capacity as the current President of Colombo Plan Council, has chaired the 294th Session of the Colombo Plan Council held on 27th March 2018, in Sri Lanka.
During the Council Session, pending issues of the Colombo Plan were discussed and resolved, as well as further engagements relating to the Colombo Plan Secretariat and administrations.
The Council session was attended by the Secretary General Mr. Kinley Dorji, and 12 representatives from other member states. This is the last Council Meeting Secretary General will be attending, after a successful four-year-tenure at the Colombo Plan, since May 2014.
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