US Secretary of State meets President Rajapaksa

US Secretary of State meets President Rajapaksa

by Zulfick Farzan 28-10-2020 | 10:04 AM

Colombo (News 1st); 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for talks, said the President's Media Division.

Secretary Pompeo met with President to discuss economic partnership based on transparent trade and investment, key components of the post-pandemic economic recovery - as well as a shared commitment to democratic freedoms, tweeted the US Embassy in Colombo

Mike Pompeo arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday (27) evening.

The Foreign Ministry said the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Michael R. Pompeo is undertaking an official visit to Sri Lanka, on an invitation extended by his Sri Lankan counterpart, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

During his visit, Pompeo will hold official discussions with the Lankan leadership as well as with his counterpart, it added.

The discussions during the visit will cover several areas of the multifaceted engagement between the two countries.

Secretary of State Pompeo is the highest-level US dignitary to visit Sri Lanka during the tenure of US President Donald Trump.

On Wednesday following official talks he will travel to the St. Anthony's Church in Kochchikade, Colombo.

Thereafter, he will fly to Maldives and Indonesia concluding his visit to Sri Lanka.