(Left) Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James R. Moore, (Center) Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jane B. Zimmerman and (Right) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Vikram J. Singh
High-level US delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka
January 19, 2013 02:34 pm
A high-level delegation from the United States, comparing three US Deputy Assistant Secretaries, are set to arrive in the island next week on an official visit, aimed at discussing various issues such as the implementation of the LLRC recommendations and National Action Plan.
“Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Moore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Vikram Singh, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jane Zimmerman will travel to Sri Lanka and Maldives from January 26-February 1,” the US Embassy in Colombo said in a release today.
They are scheduled to meet with senior Sri Lankan officials, members of various political parties as well as civil society to discuss a wide range of issues, including progress in implementing the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission recommendations and National Action Plan, it said.
The former Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Colombo (2006 – 2009), James R. Moore is the current Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.
Jane B. Zimmerman is a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, responsible for South and Central Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and International Religious Freedom.
Vikram J. Singh is Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. Mr. Singh serves as the principal advisor to senior leadership within the Department of Defense for all policy matters pertaining to development and implementation of defense strategies and plans for the region.