World going in opposite direction to Mandela's vision - President

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 8:47

Addressing the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit which was held on the sidelines of 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena said that the world is now moving in the opposite direction to that which Nelson Mandela steered us.

The President called on world leaders to follow in the path of the anti-apartheid revolutionary statesman Nelson Mandela stating that Mandela's life teaches the world many lessons about peace, reconciliation and above all humanity.

He added that world leaders should study the life and work of Mandela who demonstrated remarkable leadership qualities.

The Mandela Peace Summit which offers the opportunity for world leaders to renew their commitment to global peace, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peace building, promotion and protection of human rights and long-term development initiatives.
At the conclusion of his address he thanks the united nations for organising the summit.

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