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President Maithripala Sirisena meets UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Posted on: 23 / 09 / 2017

New York, 23 September 2017: 

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

The Secretary-General encouraged the President and his Government to secure a long-term political settlement through constitutional reforms. He encouraged the President to establish the remaining transitional justice mechanisms.

The Secretary-General and the President discussed the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. He thanked Sri Lanka for its generous contribution to the United Nations Haiti Cholera Response Trust Fund.