Pompeo tour: US to highlight commitment for advancing common goals with SL
October 21, 2020 11:45 pm
United States (US) Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is to underscore the commitment of the US to a partnership with a strong, sovereign Sri Lanka and to advance our common goals for a free and open Indo-Pacific region during his visit to the island nation later this month.
Secretary Pompeo will travel to New Delhi, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Malé, Maldives; and Jakarta, Indonesia October 25-30, confirmed the US Department of State issuing a press release.
Prior to visiting Sri Lanka the Secretary is to visit India.
In New Delhi, Secretary Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and their Indian counterparts will lead the third annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue to advance the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and expand cooperation to promote stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the world.
After Colombo, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Malé to reaffirm our close bilateral relationship and advance our partnership on issues ranging from regional maritime security to the fight against terrorism.
Thereafter, the Secretary will travel to Jakarta to deliver public remarks and meet with his Indonesian counterparts to affirm the two countries’ vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.