US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Mrs. Nisha Biswal, called on President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (02) afternoon at the Presidential Secretariat.
Ms Biswal said that President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremasinghe have put forth an ambitious agenda for their first one hundred days and much has already been accomplished in such a short time. But we recognise that there is a lot of hard work ahead and some difficult challenges.”
She also said that Sri Lanka can count on the United States to be a partner and a friend in the way forward. Whether it is on rebuilding the economy, on preventing corruption and advancing good governance, and ensuring human rights and democratic participation for all of its citizens. US look forward to growing and deepening the partnership between the two countries, to advancing trade and investment, she added.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, Presidential Advisor for Foreign Relations Jayantha Dhanapala, Sri Lankan Ambassador for US and several other officials were present.
(Government News Portal)