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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2640

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo - Not Visiting Sri Lanka

Colombo, 19 June, (Asiantribune.com):

It has been announced that U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Unable to Visit Sri Lanka During Upcoming Travel to Region.

Earlier it was announced that the United States’ Secretary of State Michael R.Pompeo is due to visit Sri Lanka in his forthcoming swing through Asia later this month. Pompeo is scheduled to visit India, Sri Lanka, Japan and South Korea during his Asian tour from June 24 to 30, US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told a press briefing in Washington, DC. on Monday.

Now it has been announced that he will not be visiting Sri Lanka during his forthcoming travel to a selected Asian countries.

According to a press release by the US Embassy in Sri Lanka -

Due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts during his upcoming visit to the Indo-Pacific region that includes accompanying President Donald J. Trump to the G20 Summit in Japan, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is unable to visit Sri Lanka as previously announced.

Secretary Pompeo regrets that he is no longer able to visit Colombo at this time. 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 – Concluded.

- Asian Tribune -

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