Pompeo affirms US support for Sri Lankan sovereignty

Pompeo affirms US support for Sri Lankan sovereignty

June 29, 2020   09:19 pm

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United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, today (29).

The US Department of stated that this was to reaffirm the United States’ partnership with the people of Sri Lanka and their commitment to supporting Sri Lanka’s development and sovereignty.

Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Gunawardena discussed the two countries’ mutual interest in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and shared commitment to economic stability and sustainable growth.

The two leaders also discussed the United States’ ongoing COVID-19 assistance to Sri Lanka, which totals almost $6 million to date, and reviewed the longstanding US-Sri Lankan cooperation on health and humanitarian issues. 

Additionally, the Secretary and the Foreign Minister talked about the nations’ shared democratic traditions, respect for human rights, and the importance of transparency for the long-term stability and prosperity of the people.

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