U.S. State Secretary arrives in Sri Lanka.

U.S. State Secretary arrives in Sri Lanka.

Secretary of State of United States, Michael R. Pompeo has arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago (27 October 2020) for two-day bilateral discussions, says the U.S. Embassy in Colombo.

In the days leading up to the U.S. presidential vote, Pompeo is travelling to New Delhi, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Malé, Maldives; and Jakarta, Indonesia between the 25th and 30th of October.

The U.S. delegation led by the State Secretary landed in India on Monday (26 October 2020). In New Delhi, Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and their Indian counterparts are leading the third annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue to advance the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and expand cooperation to promote stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the world.

During his visit in Sri Lanka, Pompeo is expected to hold bilateral talks with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and other high-profile officials on several areas of the multifaceted engagement between the two countries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the U.S. State Secretary undertaking this official visit to Sri Lanka on an invitation extended by his Sri Lankan counterpart, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

After Colombo, Pompeo will travel to Malé to reaffirm their close bilateral relationship and advance their partnership on issues ranging from regional maritime security to the fight against terrorism.

Thereafter, the Secretary will travel to Jakarta to deliver public remarks and meet with his Indonesian counterparts to affirm the two countries’ vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.


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