Jun 11, 2019

US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Sri Lanka during his Indo-Pacific region visit planned from June 24-30, US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus announced at a press briefing on Monday.

She said the US Secretary’s visit is to express America’s solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday terrorist attacks. She added that the US Secretary would discuss with Sri Lankan authorities on “promising opportunities for US-Sri Lanka cooperation based on shared commitments to a free and open Indo-Pacific region”.

Secretary Pompeo is also scheduled to visit India, Japan and the Republic of Korea during his Indo-Pacific region visit.