UN Under-Secretary General (USG) for Political Affairs meets
UN Under-Secretary General (USG)
for Political Affairs Mr.
Jeffrey Feltman met the
Secretary to the Ministry of
Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne
PC at the Ministry today (09th
During the ensuing discussion matters relating to the
national reconciliation process including land release was taken up for
discussion. The Under- Secretary General was briefed on the progress of
the reconciliation process and its current status. Mr. Feltman was
pleased with the actions taken in this regard.
The Director (Asia and Pacific) DPA, Ms. Mari
Yamashita, Reconciliation and Development Advisor, UN Sri Lanka, Ms.
Gita Sabharwal and Secretary to USG, DPA, Ms. Mary Sack accompanied the
Under-Secretary General during his visit to the Ministry.
Mr. Jeffrey Feltman assumed office as the
Under-Secretary General (USG) for Political Affairs on 02nd July 2012.
As Under-Secretary General and head of the Department of Political
Affairs, Mr. Feltman advises the Secretary- General on peace and
security issues globally, while overseeing "good offices" initiatives
and field- based political missions carrying out peacemaking, preventive
diplomacy and peace-building activities in Africa, the Middle East and
Central Asia. He also oversees the United Nations electoral assistance
provided to dozens of its member states each year.
Senior Ministry and tri forces officers were also
present at the discussion.