President Maithripala Sirisena is in Paris to participate in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change-2015, known as COP 21 Summit. The summit is aimed at striking a long-term deal to limit carbon emissions across the world in a bid to find a lasting solution to global climate change.

One hundred and forty-seven Heads of States and Governments are due to participate at the summit, including US President Barak Obama and Chinese President Xi Jin Ping. President Sirisena is accompanied by a delegation comprised Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera and several others.

On the sidelines of the summit, the Sri Lankan President is expected to hold a bilateral discussion with the President of Serbia. The meeting is likely to take place on November 30.

On the same day, President Sirisena will attend a lunch hosted by the French President and Foreign Affairs Minister. President Sirisena will then address the UN global climate change summit representing Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan President, during his two-day visit to Paris, will also take part in the launching of the ‘International Solar Alliance’ jointly hosted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francoise Hollande.