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Executive Secretary of CTBTO to visit SL from 31 May to 4 June 2023

Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Dr. Robert Floyd will visit Sri Lanka from 31 May to 4 June 2023.

During the visit, Dr. Robert Floyd is scheduled to pay courtesy calls on the President, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Environment and meet with senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence and the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB).

Sri Lanka signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) on 24 October 1996 and a Facility Agreement with the Organization in June 2000 which led the way for the establishment of an auxiliary seismological station in Pallekale, Kandy, as part of the International Monitoring System (IMS) to verify compliance with the CTBT.

The key objective of the CTBT is to bannu clear explosions by everyone, everywhere: above ground, under water and underground.

The visit is expected to further strengthen cooperation between Sri Lanka and the CTBTO.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

30 May 2023

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