U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells to visit Sri Lanka this week

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Malé, Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka from October 9-11.

“Ambassador Wells will reiterate the strong U.S. commitment to our partnerships with Sri Lanka and Maldives and our shared interests in a prosperous and open Indo-Pacific region,” State Department media release said.

In Colombo, Ambassador Wells will meet with Sri Lankan officials and will emphasize the importance of the U.S.-Sri Lanka relationship to shared Indo-Pacific goals, with the growing bilateral defense relationship as an area of particular promise.

She will also urge continued progress on constitutional reform, human rights, reconciliation, and transitional justice and accountability.

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