President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that Sri Lanka expects that the United Nations will place due emphasis on non-interference in the domestic affairs of other states.
The President expressed these views in a pre-recorded statement, at the High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations today (21).
“At a time when the world is facing a common and an unrivaled threat, the “United Nations We Need”, I am certain, will place due emphasis on the sovereign equality of States, respect for territorial integrity and non-interference in their domestic affairs”, President said.
President said that he firmly believes that partnerships fostered between the Member States and the UN continue at their best when no country is held hostage to the interests of a few.
UN Member States agreed in June 2019 that the UN will mark its 75th anniversary with a one-day, high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on Monday, 21 September 2020 on the theme, ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’.