ECONOMYNEXT – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is unable to visit Sri Lanka as previously announced, the American embassy in Colombo said in a statement. .
This was because of unavoidable scheduling conflicts during his forthcoming visit to the Indo-Pacific region that includes accompanying President Donald J. Trump to the G20 Summit in Japan, it said.
“Secretary Pompeo regrets that he is no longer able to visit Colombo at this time,” the statement said.
“He hopes to travel to Sri Lanka at a later date to underscore our strong partnership with Sri Lanka, which is rooted in a commitment to democracy, economic growth and a free, open Indo-Pacific region.
”The United States remains committed to these objectives and looks forward to building on our longstanding partnership.”
(COLOMBO, 19 June 18, 2019)