Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived here on Thursday to  represent Pakistan at the Commonwealth summit meeting beginning on Friday.

He will also hold meetings with his Sri Lankan‚ Australian and New Zealand's counterparts on the sidelines of the Summit to promote bilateral relations.

The theme of the conference is 'Growth with Equity'.

Many other events like Commonwealth Business Forum‚ Commonwealth People’s Forum and Commonwealth Youth Forum are also being held in conjunction with the moot.

Following the summit in Colombo during November 15-17, the premier will visit Thailand to participate in the "Connect Asia Pacific Summit" being held in Bangkok on November 18.