Top US government official says bilateral cooperation with Sri Lanka remains on an upward trajectory
US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Thomas Shannon has noted that bilateral cooperation remains on an upward trajectory and there is great potential for Sri Lanka and the US to do much more.
“Just as the United States is proud to have been among the first nations to recognize an independent Ceylon in 1948, we remain proud to stand with Sri Lanka as a friend and partner today,” Shannon has said at an event at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C.
Noting the remarkable partnership between the United States and Sri Lanka, Ambassador Shannon has said the two countries could work with partners to promote responsible infrastructure development that benefits Sri Lanka as well as work together to enhance the shared objectives of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
Ambassador Shannon has also reminisced on Sri Lankan statesmen of yesteryear and their remarkable contributions to shaping global diplomacy after the Second World War.
Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Sri Lanka Priyanga Wickramasinghe addressing the gathering has said that Sri Lankans are very proud of their country’s democratic heritage. She has noted that Sri Lankans have always had faith in the island’s democracy and its democratic institutions. She has said that this strong confidence in democracy and democratic governance will be the cornerstone of Sri Lanka’s future progress.
The statement by the top US official is a vote of confidence on Sri Lanka’s relations with the US. Given the continuously growing relations between the US and Sri Lanka, US investors/businesses could explore investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.
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