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The special envoy of the anti-personal mine ban convention will arrive in Sri Lanka on Monday

The Special Envoy of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention, Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from Monday to Wednesday.  The visit is of particular significance since Sri Lanka acceded to the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention on 13 December 2017 becoming its 163rd State Party. The ‘Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction’, typically referred to as the ‘Ottawa Convention’. During his visit to Sri Lanka, the Special Envoy will call on President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister . He is also scheduled to undertake a field visit to the Northern Province, accompanied by Minister D.M Swaminathan. He will witness firsthand the mine clearance activities being carried out and interact with agencies that clear mines as well as landmine victims.