Since Sri Lanka has eliminated the scourge of terrorism from its soil, the country is destined to be blessed with lasting peace and prosperity, stated Amna Baloch, the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan addressing a seminar on “Political and Diplomatic Challenges Faced by Nations During and After Conflicts Confined to Borders” at the Kadirgamar Institute Colombo.
“My confidence stems from the resolve and determination that I have seen in President Rajapaksa and the Sri Lankan people, “she said.
She emphasized that scoring a political victory or winning a military war is not the only task that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have to achieve, but we have wars of greater magnitude to win – the war against poverty, disease, backwardness, imbalanced social order, political disharmony, and the list goes on.
She urged Pakistan and Sri Lanka to seize this opportunity and work hand-in-hand to make this region, a hub of economic prosperity and social development.
While highlighting strong bilateral relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, she said that the two friendly countries share same dreams, same aspirations, and have similar values and most importantly, share trust and mutual respect and understanding.
Mr. Asanga Abeyagoonesekara Executive Director of the Kadiragamar Institute commenting on the Seminar said “it’s the first joint seminar we are having at Kadirgamar Institute with Pakistan and we are happy to collaborate with Pakistani think tanks in the future and wish to strengthen our relationship further."
The Seminar was attended by a large number of prominent personalities.