Blake to visit Sri Lanka next week

Robert Blake, the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, will visit Sri Lanka next week to hold wide range of bilateral and regional discussions with top Indian officials.

Blake would also travel to India, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters.

“In Sri Lanka, he intends to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, university students, and political leaders,” she said, adding that this trip had to cancelled earlier because of hurricane Irene.

“In India, Assistant Secretary Blake will meet with the Government of India and have internal consultations with the staff at the Embassy,” Nuland said, adding, “He leaves on September 12, returning on the 16.” PTI reports.


Courtesy: Ada Derana