Foreign Minister Gunawardena Calls Ambassador Haidari on EID and Concern about Resurgent Terrorism in Afghanistan
Colombo: - The Honorable Leader of the House of Sri Lankan Parliament and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena thoughtfully called by phone Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari to exchange Eid-Al-Adha greetings yesterday. The Ambassador conveyed to him the warm Eid wishes of Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar, welcoming Sri Lanka's consistent support of efforts by the Government and people of Afghanistan to end the imposed war through a results-driven peace process.
Foreign Minister Gunawardena expressed his nation's full sympathy with suffering Afghans, daily targeted by Taliban and their affiliated terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda, ETIM, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and others with safe havens in Afghanistan’s neighborhood.
Ambassador Haidari recalled the defeat of terrorism by the Sri Lankan forces, who ended the unspeakable suffering that decades of terrorism had been inflicting on Sri Lankans. That's why he noted that Sri Lankans, more than any other nation in the region, feel the suffering of Afghans, as well as their desire for an end to the imposed war.
Both sides agreed to meet soon to exchange views on developing events in Afghanistan.