UNDP Regional Director Arrives in Sri Lanka: Mr. Xu’s Second Visit to the Island
04th April 2015, Colombo: Mr. Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific arrived in the island this evening for a 6 day visit.
Upon arrival, Mr. Xu stated “My second visit to your beautiful country comes at a time when there are many important changes taking place. I am here to learn more about emerging development needs and expectations, in this new environment, with the new government in office.” Speaking further to the media upon arrival Mr. Xu also noted “I also see this as a significant opportunity to ascertain the future direction of UN’s support, and in particular, to strengthening UNDP’s role as a key development partner in Sri Lanka.”
During his visit, Mr. Xu is expected to meet and exchange views with high-level Government officials, development partners and the civil society and visit North Central and Northern provinces.