Mike Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka on 27 October

2020-10-20 at 13:08

The Ministry of Foreign Relations says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend a high-level conference in Colombo on the 27th and 28th of October.

When inquired by NewsRadio a spokeswoman of the Ministry said Secretary of State Pompeo will hold discussions with senior government figures.

Meanwhile, Indian media reported that Secretary of State Pompeo is scheduled to land in India later this month will subsequently visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

In Delhi, the talks will involve Pompeo, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper and their Indian counterparts, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

According to the report, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s stop in Colombo comes amid US and Indian concerns at China’s stepped-up engagement with the new government of Sri Lanka.