UN Secretary General says Wickremesinghe’s leadership crucial for SL’s progress

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has congratulated President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Issuing a special congratulatory message to the President earlier this week, the General Secretary has said that the leadership of President Ranil Wickremesinghe will be crucial for building a favorable environment and stability to overcome the current challenges that the country is facing.

The UN Secretary General acknowledged the President’s commitment to forge a consensus among all political parties in formulating a national strategy to address these challenges.

He also encouraged dialogue among all stakeholders, including consultation with the public, while ensuring a respect for the rule of law and basic human rights principles.

Furthermore, the UN extended its support in recognizing Sri Lanka’s efforts towards women’s political participation and encouraged the President’s leadership to accelerate progress.

The UN highlighted that it is ready to support the government and people of Sri Lanka in meeting their immediate and long-term needs and added that it is looking forward to building peace, sustainable development and promoting human rights for all Sri Lankans.