US Assistant Secretary of State to visit Sri Lanka next week

US Assistant Secretary of State to visit Sri Lanka next week

US Assistant Secretary of State to visit Sri Lanka next week

Written by Staff Writer

31 May, 2019 | 5:22 pm

Colombo (News 1st): U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Clarke Cooper will travel to Sri Lanka next week to discuss security, counter-terrorism and other matters of mutual interest.

The U.S. Department of State said Clarke Cooper travels to Singapore, India, and Sri Lanka from May 29th to June 7th, 2019.

In Sri Lanka, Cooper will meet with government officials and experts to discuss security, peacekeeping, clearance of landmines and unexploded ordinance, counter-terrorism, and other areas of mutual interest.

In India, Assistant Secretary Cooper will hold talks on defence cooperation and peacekeeping, two key areas of the rapidly growing U.S.-India partnership as envisioned in the Administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.

In Singapore, Cooper will join Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson for the Shangri-La Dialogue, a forum for exchanges among defence and security policy professionals from across the Indo-Pacific region.

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