EU will partner with Sri Lanka in challenging times – Envoys
A group of ambassadors of the European Union on Wednesday noted that bringing Sri Lanka back on track requires joint and inclusive action. At a discussion with the President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat on Wednesday, the envoys had reiterated that the European Union will be a partner of Sri Lanka during challenging times.
The EU envoys had stressed that protection of civil and human rights, freedom of expression and the right to dissent are of utmost importance,
“For us, protection of civil and human rights, above all, freedom of expression and right to dissent, is of utmost importance.We agree bringing back on track requires joint and inclusive action”, the Delegation of EU to Sri Lanka tweeted. At this discussion, the envoys reiterated that the European Union will be a partner of Sri Lanka during challenging times.
The European Union encouraged President Wickremesinghe to devote special attention to three ongoing key processes, namely the GSP+, International Monetary Fund and the Human Rights Council. The envoys said the EU is hopeful that concrete steps will be taken by the Sri Lankan government to make these processes a success.