Sri Lanka remains committed to preserve rules-based order

The Government says Sri Lanka’s commitment and respect for the Charter of the United Nations, multilateralism, the rules-based world order, the SDGs, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the pursuit of clean energy, are clear.

Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam, speaking at a ceremony to mark the 73rd United Nations Day, held at the United Nations office in Colombo today, said that Sri Lanka’s vision is to create a peaceful, stable, reconciled, and prosperous nation for all its citizens, while as a Nation State the country respects and does its part in preserving the rules-based order, both nationally and internationally.

“Ours is not an easy journey, especially considering our conflict afflicted past. It is not an easy journey to reach our objective of “never again” through reconciliation and sustainable development with a distinct peace dividend.  We need all the support we can get, and we value deeply in this regard, the work of the United Nations in Sri Lanka. Your dedicated effort in supporting the work of the Government is deeply appreciated, and I take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your service,” he said.

He also extended Sri Lanka’s appreciation to the entire UN family across the world, including the UN Peacekeepers, who work with dedication, often placing their lives at serious risk, with the vision and hope of making the world a better place for all. (Colombo Gazette)


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