President Ranil Wickremesinghe reaffirms Sri Lanka’s Commitment to Palestine’s Two-State Solution

President Ranil Wickremesinghe convening a crucial meeting with Ambassadors representing ten Middle Eastern nations, reaffirmed Sri Lanka’s steadfast commitment to the two-state solution in Palestine.

The meeting was attended by representatives from various Middle Eastern countries, including Palestine, Egypt, Qatar, UAE, Libya, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Iraq. The Palestinian Ambassador led the delegation, marking an important diplomatic milestone for Sri Lanka’s ongoing efforts to foster regional cooperation and support peace in the Middle East.

President Wickremesinghe addressed the prevailing developments in the Middle East, stressing the urgency for authorities to take resolute actions in removing settlers from the West Bank. He further advocated for the establishment of a permanent and functional Palestinian Government, asserting that a two-state solution could not be achieved with a single state. The President firmly emphasized that terrorist attacks by Hamas should not be used as a pretext for the ongoing bombardment of Gaza, underlining the imperative of seeking a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

Additionally, President Wickremesinghe called for the continuous provision of humanitarian aid, including contributions from Sri Lanka, to assist the distressed population in Gaza. He urged an immediate ceasefire, reaffirming Sri Lanka’s unwavering dedication to addressing the humanitarian crisis affecting the Palestinian people.

In response to President Wickremesinghe’s consistent public support for Palestine and Gaza, Ambassadors representing Middle Eastern nations expressed their gratitude. They also acknowledged Sri Lanka’s unwavering backing for UN resolutions that call for a cessation of hostilities in Gaza. The ambassadors appreciated Sri Lanka’s commitment to upholding the Freedom of Navigation in the Red Sea while striving to minimize any adverse economic impact on the nation. (PMD)