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High Commissioner  and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations office in Nairobi Sunil de Silva paid a courtesy  call on  Madame  Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive  Director of the United Nations  Human  Settlements  Pogramme ( UN Habitat) on 11 September 2018.

The High Commissioner appreciated  the long standing relations  between Sri Lanka   and   UN Habitat,  spanning    four decades  starting  with the assistance provided to the Colombo Plan.

UN  Habitat presence  in Sri Lanka  with its  donor  contributed  projects  and technical advice  has helped to shape many  cities  in Sri Lanka.  The High Commissioner informed that projects in Sri Lanka  have been implemented  with  transparency and  speed, supported by the  political  vision  of  Sri Lankan    leaders  to provide  shelter  for all.

The Executive Director,  discussing the  new  governance reforms,  requested  the support of Sri Lanka in strengthening  UN Habitat  and its mandate. High Commissioner  de Silva  reiterated the support  of  the Government of Sri Lanka  in  the endeavours of UN Habitat.

Deputy High Commissioner  of Sri Lanka Anzul Jhan and Director, External Relations Division of UN-Habitat Christine Musisi were present at the meeting.

 

 

High Commission of Sri Lanka
Nairobi

 

11 September 2018