Pompeo’s visit will underscore commitment to strong partnership with SL: US
Posted on October 21st, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The US Department of State today said Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Colombo to underscore the commitment of the United States to a partnership with a strong, sovereign Sri Lanka.

In a statement, Department’s Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said, the visit will also advance our common goals of for a free and open Indo-Pacific region.”

State Secretary Pompeo is scheduled to travel to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia from October 25 to 30.

In New Delhi, Secretary Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and their Indian counterparts will lead the third annual US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue to advance the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and expand cooperation to promote stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the world.

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.

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,” Ortagus said.

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