Sri Lankan PM Calls for New Era of Peace at Global Event

Sri Lankan PM endorses China's global initiatives, highlighting their potential to drive inclusive growth and enduring peace amidst global turbulence.

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Sri Lankan PM Calls for New Era of Peace at Global Event

Sri Lankan PM Calls for New Era of Peace at Global Event

During a recent international event, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena expressed his support for the global initiatives proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, describing them as precisely what the currently turbulent world needs. Gunawardena met with President Xi during his official visit to China in late March and discussed deepening Sri Lanka-China relations and expanding cooperation in various fields.

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister praised President Xi's Global Development Initiative, Global Security Initiative, and Global Civilization Initiative, stating that they represent a "profound philosophy" necessary for the world to achieve balanced, coordinated, and inclusive growth, as well as enduring peace. "Everyone wants peace, and that it can be achieved and strengthened through economic growth for all," Gunawardena emphasized.

Gunawardena affirmed Sri Lanka's willingness to continue working with China to carry forward the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, promote joint Belt and Road construction, and expand bilateral cooperation. He described the global initiatives proposed by President Xi as precisely what the world needs in its current turbulent state.

Why this matters: The endorsement of China's global initiatives by the Sri Lankan PM highlights the growing influence and appeal of China's vision for international cooperation and development. It also underscores the importance of nurturing economic growth and inclusive development as a foundation for achieving enduring peace in a world facing numerous challenges and uncertainties.

During his meeting with President Xi, Prime Minister Gunawardena reiterated Sri Lanka's commitment to strengthening friendly relations with China and expanding cooperation in various fields. He expressed confidence that by working together to promote economic growth and development for all, the world can move closer to the goal of achieving a new era of peace and stability.

Key Takeaways

  • Sri Lankan PM endorsed China's global initiatives as "profound philosophy" for world
  • PM praised Xi's initiatives for balanced, coordinated, and inclusive growth, and peace
  • Sri Lanka committed to strengthening ties with China and expanding cooperation
  • Endorsement highlights growing influence of China's vision for international cooperation
  • Achieving economic growth and development seen as key to lasting peace and stability