US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in SL

2020-10-27 at 19:52

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in the island on an official state visit.

NewsRadio airport correspondent said the Secretary of State arrived in the island around 7:35 this evening along with a US delegation at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Mike Pompeo arrives in the island following a visit from New Delhi, India. Secretary Pompeo will underscore the commitment of the United States to a partnership with a strong, sovereign Sri Lanka and to advance common goals for a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

During his visit, Pompeo will hold official discussions with the Lankan leadership.

The Foreign Ministry in a statement said, the discussions during the visit will cover several areas of the multifaceted engagement between the two countries.

Secretary of State Pompeo is the highest-level US dignitary to visit Sri Lanka during US President Donald Trump’s term.

Thereafter, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Malé and Jakarta.