GL meets UN Resident Coordinator

GL meets UN Resident Coordinator

GL meets UN Resident Coordinator

Written by Teena Marian

06 Jul, 2022 | 6:56 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris met with the United Nations Resident Coordinator Hanna Singer-Hamdy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 01 July 2022.

During the discussion, Minister Peiris briefed the Resident Coordinator on the current situation in the country, particularly concerning fuel, food, and pharmaceutical shortage.

He expressed deep appreciation for the humanitarian assistance being received from bilateral and multilateral donors.

The Resident Coordinator explained the current status of the humanitarian assistance from the United Nations and its agencies. She stated that the immediate assistance extended by the UN for Sri Lanka includes urea for the Maha season, pharmaceuticals, seeds, and a school feeding program, in addition to other ongoing assistance programs.

Minister Peiris also elaborated on the progress of the IMF talks and stated that the Government is in process of preparing a new budget, taking into account the measures proposed by the IMF to restore debt sustainability in Sri Lanka.

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