US - Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue in November
Oct 11, 2017 14:14 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera met with the US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Tuesday at the US State Department.
Ambassador Shannon will visit Sri Lanka in November 2017 to take part in the next round of the US - Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue, a statement said.
The forum was inaugurated in 2016 when Mangala Samaraweera was the Minister of Foreign Affairs for a regular policy consultation designed to discuss and identify opportunities for cooperation across the full range of bilateral and regional issues.
Samaraweera is currently in Washington to attend the World Bank/IMF annual meeting.
“The Partnership Dialogue demonstrates the consolidation of cooperation between the United States and Sri Lanka and serves to further strengthen and enhance bilateral relations in the widest sense, through regular and structured engagement,” the statement said.
Samaraweera was accompanied by Mano Tittawella, Senior Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Gamini B. Keerawella, Charge d’ Affaires of the Sri Lanka Embassy in U.S.A and Priyanga Wickramasinghe of the Sri Lankan Embassy in U.S.A.
(COLOMBO, October 11, 2017)