US Congress delegation calls on President Sirisena

US Congress delegation calls on President Sirisena

US Congress delegation calls on President Sirisena

Written by Keshala Dias

25 Feb, 2017 | 8:35 am

A delegation of the United States Congress called on President Maithripala Sirisena on February 24, at the president’s official residence.

Discussions were held on  steps to be taken to further strengthen bilateral relations. The eight-member delegation is the largest ever US Congress Group to visit Sri Lanka. It included four members from the Democratic Party and four  from the Republican Party.

Leader of the delegation, Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that the US is happy over the steps taken by the consensual government to strengthen democracy, individual freedom, and reconciliation.

President Sirisena, briefed the delegation over the major achievements of the government in strengthening democracy and reconciliation and said the government is determined to implement all required policies and programmes, despite the hurdles encountered from extremist groups.

He expressed his satisfaction over the strength of the bilateral relations between the two countries and added that that the government of Sri Lanka is totally committed to further strengthen relations, especially in economic and investment spheres.

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