UN “ready to provide every possible assistance to Sri Lanka” – UN Secretary General

UN “ready to provide every possible assistance to Sri Lanka” – UN Secretary General

Written by Lahiru Fernando

24 Sep, 2017 | 9:36 pm

The UN is ready to provide every possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its efforts to build a prosperous nation where reconciliation is strengthened, says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The above statement was made by the UN Secretary General during his meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday September 23, on the sidelines of the 72nd sessions of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Secretary Genera. Guterres commended President Sirisena’s commitment in adopting agreements of the Paris Convention.

He also expressed his appreciation over implementing sustainable development goals in the development process of Sri Lanka.

“The Sri Lankan Government is committed towards the initiatives taken for development and reconciliation”, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

The president added that Sri Lanka would need the assistance of all countries in the world in the process.

During the meeting, President Sirisena extended an invitation to the UN Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka to observe the current progress in the country in its journey of achieving the development targets and the reconciliation process.

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