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U.K. defends Miliband’s address to Global Tamil Forum

[Hindu, Thursday, 25 February 2010 11:38 No Comment]

AP Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband. File photo The British government defended Foreign Secretary David Miliband’s decision to address a meeting of the Global Tamil Forum here saying that Britain would “engage” with all members of the Sri Lankan community who shared its view that a peaceful political solution was the only way to achieve lasting peace in Sri Lanka.

A Foreign Office spokesperson told The Hindu: “The U.K. firmly believes that the only way to achieve lasting and equitable peace in Sri Lanka is through genuine national reconciliation. The U.K. will engage with all members of the Sri Lankan community who share this goal, whether overseas or in Sri Lanka. Foreign Office officials regularly meet members of the Sinhalese, Muslim and Tamil communities in the U.K. to discuss this and other developments in Sri Lanka.”

He said that in his address, Mr. Miliband “re-emphasised” the need to find a peaceful political solution to Sri Lanka’s conflict.

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