President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the first Asia Cooperation Dialogue Summit in Kuwait said the Asian Continent cannot be the playground of forces who seek its wealth, assets of nature and human resources.
On this occasion the president said that the Asian region should take action to provide a new life to the world which is facing a crisis due to wrong actions of other continents.
The President said Asia regions progress must draw from the best of our own cultures, while learning from the best of others who come with genuine friendship, Asia should strive to regain and safeguard its independence that is challenged on many fronts and across many borders”
President Rajapakse also said that with the rapidly growing economies and income levels, Asia is one of the most promising markets in the world and the abundance of natural resources has the potential to address the challenges of food and energy security.
Subsequent to the summit the President held bilateral discussions with state leaders of Pakistan, Thailand and Kuwait.