US Secretary of State to visit SL today

YD | Published: 10:16 AM Oct 27 2020
Local US Secretary of State to visit SL today

United States (US) Secretary of State Michael Pompeo together with US Defence Secretary Mark Esper will arrive in Sri Lanka today (27).

During his visit, he is scheduled to meet President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to emphasise the US commitment to a strong, independent, and democratic Sri Lanka. 

“We want to partner with Sri Lanka on our shared goals of sustainable economic development and a free and open Indo-Pacific,” US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Dean Thompson, said on Thursday (22).

The four-nation Asian tour commenced on Sunday (25) with India. After visiting Sri Lanka, Pompeo is scheduled to visit the Maldives and Indonesia.

YD | Published: 10:16 AM Oct 27 2020

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