Message from President Ghani on the 73rd Independence Anniversary of Sri Lanka
Colombo: - In a warm congratulatory message addressed to the President and people of Sri Lanka, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani extended his best wishes to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the 73rd Anniversary of the Sri Lankan Independence Day to be celebrated this week. The full unofficial English translation of his Dari message is as follows.
Unofficial Translation from Dari
Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa
The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka:
On behalf of the people of Afghanistan, I am pleased to extend to Your Excellency and the people of Sri Lanka my sincere congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of the 73rd Anniversary of the Independence Day of the friendly country of Sri Lanka.
The people of Afghanistan have firmly embraced democracy and continue to fight extremism and terrorism. These dangerous threats not only destabilize my country but also pose a common threat to peace and stability in the whole region.
Today, more than ever before, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka possess numerous opportunities for results-driven cooperation and partnership on all issues of mutual interest and concern. In this light, Afghanistan appreciates our growing bilateral relations and looks forward to its further expansion to encompass all areas of mutually beneficial cooperation.
I wish Your Excellency fine health and further success, and the friendly people of Sri Lanka continued peace, prosperity, and progress.
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Kabul – Afghanistan
February 1, 2021