Sri Lanka PM briefs U.S. Secretary of State on current status of discussions with IMF

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had a telephone conversation with the Secretary of State of the United States of America Anthony Blinken Monday evening (13 June).

The U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and discussed Sri Lanka’s current economic and political challenges.

The Prime Minister explained the current status of the ongoing discussions with the International Monetary Fund.

He added that Sri Lanka is looking to work closely with the United States and further strengthen ties between the two nations.

Secretary of State Blinken agreed to support Sri Lanka and to promote investment in Sri Lanka after the conclusion of the IMF talks.

“The Secretary affirmed the United States’ commitment to the Sri Lankan people during this challenging time and the importance of supporting reforms that address the concerns of all Sri Lankans, including on democratic governance and human rights,” the State Department Spokesperson said.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has requested US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to extend his greetings to US President Joe Biden.

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