- Envoys of US, China, Japan and India pay courtesy calls on PM on his first day of work
Newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday soon after assuming duties began talks with diplomats towards the formation of a foreign consortium of financial assistance to fast track economic recovery.
The Prime Minister held preliminary talks with foreign envoys representing India Gopal Bagley, Japan Mizukoshi Hideaki, United States Julie J. Chung and China Yi Xianliang.
Discussions with the Indian High Commissioner focused on the measures being taken for economic recovery, while the High Commissioner promised to continue to assist Sri Lanka.
The Japanese envoy also pledged their continued support towards the stabilisation of Sri Lanka’s economy. The Japanese Ambassador will visit Tokyo tomorrow.
Both envoys discussed the measures being taken to gather support from other foreign nations to help Sri Lanka’s economy.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe discussed the upcoming visit of the US Treasury team with the US Ambassador. The meeting also focussed on the 19th Amendment and the strengthening of the oversight committees in Parliament.
The Chinese Ambassador during the meeting with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, expressed his country’s willingness to continue to support Sri Lanka while also pledging to review existing assistance provided to the country.
The Prime Minister also spoke to British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton prior to her departure back to the UK. She was scheduled to brief the British Government on the situation in Sri Lanka.