Sept 27, New York: A minister of the Sri Lankan government says that traditional and new development partners should assist middle income countries.
Leader of the House, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has made this comment at the First Session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
He has noted that middle income countries including Sri Lanka need technical and financial cooperation of traditional and new development partners for sustenance, without which, each developing country's successes could collapse and lead to economic imbalances.
He has pointed out that the commitments of developed countries should not be forgotten while seeking development financing.
"As a country that is contributing actively to develop the Sustainable Development Goals, Sri Lanka commits to the work of the High-Level Political Forum in a constructive manner. We need to work on four key areas of importance as we formulate the Post-2015 Development Agenda through this High-Level Political Forum," the Minister has noted.