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* U.S. eager to build on partnership with Sri Lanka
Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 08:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 03, Colombo: The United States remains eager to build on the partnership with Sri Lanka and advance shared interests in the Indo-Pacific region, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in a message on the occasion of Sri Lanka's National Day.

Extending wishes for peace and happiness in the year ahead Secretary Pompeo said the United States is looking forward to working together to further deepen the ties between the two nations.

Full text of Secretary Pompeo's Message:

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend to Sri Lanka very warm wishes as you commemorate your national day.

The United States remains eager to build on our partnership with Sri Lanka and advance shared interests in the Indo-Pacific region based on our common democratic values. Sri Lanka's democratic institutions and constitutional processes have ensured your country's continued advancement. We look forward to working together to further deepen ties between our nations, promote shared prosperity, and secure a stable and peaceful future.

As you celebrate your national day, I extend my best wishes for peace and happiness in the year ahead.

 

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