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Statement by Hon. Shehan Semasinghe, State Minister of Finance at the ESCAP High Level side event: “Rethinking public debt policies for the SDGs: Regional perspectives”

Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Let me thank all the five UN Regional Commissions for  organizing this event and giving us the opportunity to exchange views on a topic which is at the heart of the challenge developing countries face in realizing Agenda 2030. It is public debt and its impact on achieving the SDGs.