IFIMES presents a high award to Sri Lanka Foreign Minister
The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies presented a high award for “special contribution to stability and peace in the Region” to Minister of External Affairs Professor GL Peiris.
The award was presented by the member of the IFIMES Advisory Board and former President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia Dr. Ernest Petric.
Dr. Petrid stressed Minister Peiris's contribution to the academic community and diplomacy, his role in the peace process in Sri Lanka and his efforts to establish stability and peace in the region.
Minister Peiris thanked for the award and delivered an extensive speech in which he presented the role Sri Lanka plays in regional and international relations, stressing that his country will continue its active role in promoting co-operation in the region as well as reconciliation and coexistence in Sri Lanka and the international community.