Skip to comments.Former US President Bill Clinton to visit Sri Lanka
Posted on 09/23/2002 8:19:49 PM PDT by HAL9000
COLOMBO, Sept 23, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Former US President Bill Clinton told visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he plans to visit Sri Lanka soon to acquaint himself with the country's peace process, the state-run Daily News said on Monday.
When they met in New York last week, Wickremesinghe thanked Clinton for his interest in Sri Lanka during his period in office and briefed him on the progress of the peace process in his country.
Clinton, who visited Sri Lanka in 1995 with his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea, expressed interest in the peace initiative and hoped it would lead to a lasting peace, but no date has been fixed for his second visit to the small Indian Ocean island country, according to the paper.
While in New York, Wickremesinghe visited the Stock Exchange and met bankers and fund managers. He returned to Sri Lanka on Sunday after a seven-day official visit to the United States.
US Deputy State Secretary Richard Armitage has promised to back Sri Lanka to convene an international conference to help rehabilitate and reconstruct the country's war-torn north and east when he met visiting Sri Lankan Economic Reform Minister Milinda Moragoda in New York following the conclusion of this country's first round of peace talks in Thailand.
The government and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels concluded their historic first round of peace talks in Thailand last week with progress as the rebels have given up their demand for a separate Tamil homeland which they have fought for during a 19- year bloody ethnic war. Over 64,000 people have been killed in the war.
Copyright 2002 XINHUA NEWS AGENCY.
That should read, "piece process."
His 2 terms as president will be remembered as an extremely weak leader who was trying to ride the wave that Ronald Reagan created, Just to be consumed by it because of his corruption and lies. If Bill Clinton thinks he is having trouble spinning his legacy now, Wait a few more years :-)
"Bill Clinton told visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he plans to visit Sri Lanka soon to acquaint himself with the country's peace process"
Because he actually envisions himself as.....
I'm sure he'd love that, but citizens of permanent members of the security council aren't allowed to be SecGen. A likely scenario is some overpaid important sounding UN sinecure in an office equipped hot and cold running interns, and lots of road trips.
Maybe he can affect purple robes like Gaddafi.
I'm going to send him a gold-leaf-adorned invitation to visit the nation-state of "Pu**yvania", located in a small section of what is generally considered to be the French Riviera, with the tag line ".........President Clinton, Your Royal Highness, it would be our greatest pleasure to have you visit our tiny nation best known for its topless beauties and "casual" lifestyle. We'll bend over backward to make your stay most memorable".
Any bets he'll accept the invitation?
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