New US Ambassador to Sri Lanka discusses bilateral cooperation

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The new Ambassador of the United States to Sri Lanka and Maldives Michele Sison, who arrived in Colombo last weekend has met with Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Ministry on Monday.

The Ambassador-designate and the Minister have discussed political and economic developments in the island since the end of the conflict, and in the future and discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

The Minister has told the Ambassador that during her travels in the country she would witness the progress and find, “ample evidence of the new mood of confidence among Sri Lankans.”

Ambassador Sison with the advantage of extensive experience in South Asia, expressed her pleasure at the opportunity of serving in Sri Lanka, the Ministry said.

The External Affairs Minister and the American Ambassador discussed co-operation between the two countries in a variety of fields, including trade, investment, defence and the environment.

Minister Peiris will be attending an event over the week-end to mark the 20th anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce.