President Mahinda Rajapaksa today invited UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for a tour of Sri Lanka again and witness the on-going development activities.
The President made the request when he met the UN Chief during the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia currently being held in China.
President Rajapaksa has educated UN Chief Ban Ki-moon on the post war development activities that have taken place in the country.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called on the heads of state who are attending the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia in Shanghai to work collectively to create a peaceful and stable new Asia.
President Rajapaksa said Peace, security and stability are vital for progress and economic development in a nation or a region, as has been demonstrated by Sri Lanka, since eliminating terrorism.
It is absolutely essential therefore, that we work collectively to create a peaceful and stable new Asia.
Recalling the statement made by President of China, Xi Jingping, President Rajapaksa said it is indeed appropriate that Asia takes the lead in the settlement of any Asian affair, and CICA as a multilateral mechanism on security in Asia.
For building peace and stability in a region, it is imperative that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our nations are secure.
President said sadly, we have watched this fundamental right of States, being violated elsewhere in the world.
With self-interests at the core, some external entities, using the guise of democracy, have sought to interfere in the domestic affairs of countries, resulting in de-stabilizing these nations and thereby even those regions, President added.