Friday, 25th June 2021

Asian nations should unite in the battle against terrorism: President Sirisena

Dushanbe, June 15 (BAN/ AD): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena who is in Dushanbe, Tajikistan has called on Asian countries to unite in the battle against terrorism. He was delivering a speech at the 5th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Saturday (15 June) when he made the statement. He said “I trust the Asian region as the forerunner of the next century, should be strong and powerful in every aspect especially in peace and economic strength.”

President Sirisena also added “At this gathering I especially request not to damage and interfere in the sovereignty of the countries because of allegations of human rights violations. Freedom and democracy are indispensable features of every country. Any effort to influence and intimidate free nations is not acceptable in any way.”

He further added “Peace plays a vital role in alleviating poverty too. As much as peace is essential to win the battle against poverty, defeating terrorism is imperative in order to ensure equal economic prosperity for every citizen. In this endeavor, strengthening economic objectives is also essential.”

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