President, US Envoy discuss future initiatives for SL

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The United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, who met with President Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (27), at the Presidential Secretariat discussed about strengthening current ties between the two countries where the US Envoy pledged to support any future initiatives of the new administration of Sri Lanka.

The Presidential Secretariat stated they had discussed advancing the existing relations between Sri Lanka and the United States through a strong approach and the Ambassador assured that she would provide support for the future initiatives of the new government.

The US Envoy tweeted following the meeting that the President takes office at a time when Sri Lanka stands at a crossroads and that they had discussed how it arrived at this point of economic and political crisis, and how we can work together to navigate toward a brighter future for all.

She further tweeted: “Our countries and our people have been friends and partners for more than 70 years, relationships that will flourish in a Sri Lanka that embraces good governance, respects human rights, and listens to the aspirations of its people.”

Previously on 26 July, the US Ambassador met with a group of Sri Lankan economists and policy experts to discuss the path forward. She tweeted, “Decisive action is necessary to restore economic stability and provide relief to the Sri Lankan people. I met with this group of Sri Lankan economists and policy experts to discuss the path forward, and the urgent reforms necessary to ensure broad-based, sustainable economic growth.

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan