Khaled Khiari concludes visit by reiterating UN’s commitment to SL

TPL | Published: 12:42 PM Nov 26 2021
Local Khaled Khiari concludes visit by reiterating UN’s commitment to SL

Top UN official Khaled Khiari has concluded his visit to Sri Lanka by reiterating commitment to supporting Sri Lanka’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Khiari, the UN assistant secretary-general for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, said, "I appreciated hearing from a broad range of voices in Sri Lanka about past and current challenges and opportunities and welcomed the cooperation between the UN and Sri Lanka on peace and development.”

“I also reiterated our commitment to supporting Sri Lanka’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including SDG 16, which highlights how sustainable peace and development are intimately linked with access to justice for all and accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Khaled Khiari has concluded his visit to Sri Lanka following a series of productive discussions.

During his three-day stay in the island, he acknowledged the government’s willingness to work with the UN on efforts related to sustaining peace.

He emphasised the importance of inclusive governance, greater civic engagement, and the rights of all Sri Lankans as Sri Lanka strives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Khiari reiterated the UN’s commitment to providing support in these areas.

TPL | Published: 12:42 PM Nov 26 2021

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