Commonwealth Foreign Ministers met with business leaders and civil society representatives yesterday in Colombo.
The roundtable discussion, chaired by Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, is intended to deal at length on areas varying from cooperate opportunities to business infrastructure.
Foreign Ministers and representatives from all Commonwealth countries participating in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 were present at the roundtable discussion.
The Commonwealth, often described as a family of nations, organizations and people, includes three Inter-government Organizations (IGOs), ten Associated Organizations (AOs) and 72 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
The 10 Associated Organizations include Commonwealth Association for Public Administrators and Managers (CAPAM), Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), Commonwealth Business Council (CBC), Commonwealth Conference of Postal Administrators (CCPA, Conference of Commonwealth Meteorologists (CCM), The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), Commonwealth Education Trust (CET), Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO).