U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland to visit Sri Lanka

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, and Qatar next week.

The Department of State announced that Under Secretary of State Nuland will travel to Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Qatar from January 28 to February 3, 2023.

During her visit to Sri Lanka, Under Secretary Nuland will mark the 75th anniversary of U.S.-Sri Lanka relations which coincides with Sri Lanka’s 75th anniversary of Independence.

Under Secretary Nuland will also offer continued U.S. support for Sri Lanka’s efforts to stabilize the economy, protect human rights, and promote reconciliation, the State Department announcement said.

In Nepal, Under Secretary Nuland will engage with the new government on the broad agenda of the U.S. partnership with Nepal.

While in India, the Under Secretary will lead the U.S.-India annual “Foreign Office Consultations” which cover the full range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. She will also meet with young tech leaders.

And finally, in Qatar, the Under Secretary will discuss global issues under the framework of the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue.

“She will also engage counterparts on Qatar’s critical support for the relocation of Afghans with ties to the United States and our bilateral arrangement on the protection of U.S. interests in Afghanistan,” the statement added.

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