SL-US discuss moves to boost ties

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US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz this week called on Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and discussed measures to boost bilateral ties.

Minister Gunawardena thanked the Government and people of the United States for the assistance extended to combat COVID-19 pandemic and to mitigate the environmental and socio-economic impact of the MV X-Press Pearl disaster.

He particularly appreciated the US Government for sending emergency medical supplies such as PPEs and oximeters through the USAID as well as vaccines through the COVAX program.  

Gunawardena also welcomed private sector investments from the United States, utilising the strong political and economic bilateral cooperation enjoyed by the two countries. 

Other bilateral matters, including convening of Partnership Dialogue and Joint Commission of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, were also discussed in detail.