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* U.S. reiterates strong support for Sri Lanka's fight against terrorism
Fri, May 17, 2019, 12:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 17, Colombo: The United States reiterated its strong support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism when Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana met with the U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in Washington on Thursday.

During the meeting, Secretary Pompeo reiterated the United States' condemnation of the attacks that Sri Lanka suffered last month, which also killed five Americans, and strong U.S. support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism, the State Department said in a statement.

Foreign Minister Marapana noted appreciation for U.S. support in the aftermath of the bombings and conveyed Sri Lanka's interest in deepening cooperation to prevent future attacks.

Both welcomed the approval of a $480-million Millennium Challenge Corporation compact as an important development that will contribute to prosperity and economic sovereignty in Sri Lanka.

Secretary Pompeo also welcomed Sri Lanka's renewed commitments to accountability, justice, and reconciliation.

 

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