Statement by Mr. Chathura Weerasekara, First Secretary of Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka at the Third Committee of 13th plenary meeting of UNGA on Promotion and protection of the rights of children
The First Committee of the United Nations which deals with matters relating to disarmament and international security appointed Sri Lanka’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mohan Pieris as its Chair by acclamation on 29 September 2022.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry returned to the country, having participated at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held in New York.
Minister Sabry, addressing the General Debate on Saturday, 24 September, stated that the external and internal challenges faced by Sri Lankans provide an opportunity to implement political, social, and economic reforms that will lead to recovery and prosperity and build back better. He called on the international community and the United Nations to assist Sri Lanka in this endeavor and underlined that this was a watershed moment in history which required solidarity and collective effort by the international community as the complex and interconnected crises cannot be resolved by nations acting on their own.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Ali Sabry speaks about the economic and political crisis and its position on geopolitical issues dividing the world - One on One TRT World in New York.