Plaudits for pandemic response, boost for ties | Daily News


 

US Defence Secretary calls President

Plaudits for pandemic response, boost for ties

Lauds success of Polls
Counter-terrorism and maritime security also discussed

Sri Lanka and the United States yesterday expressed their commitment to expanding bilateral defense relations and to advancing shared interests.

US Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper in telephone conversation with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has congratulated the latter on his successful handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent conclusion of Parliamentary Elections while urging continued progress on reconciliation and human rights.

During the call, Secretary Esper congratulated the President on his successful handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent conclusion of Parliamentary Elections, and urged continued progress on reconciliation and human rights in Sri Lanka,” the U.S. Department of Defense said in a release.

Both President Rajapaksa and Secretary of Defence T. Esper also discussed their shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific that ensures the sovereignty of all nations.

Reviewing common bilateral defense priorities, they noted opportunities to enhance military professionalization, counter-terrorism, and maritime security cooperation. Both leaders expressed their commitment to expanding bilateral defense relations and to advancing shared interests, the US state of Defence statement said.

US Secretary Defence Dr. Mark T. Esper has tweeted that both countries are striving to deepen maritime security cooperation. “Good talk today w Sri Lankan President @GotabayaR. We discussed our cooperation in responding to COVID 19 & the international security environment. We look to deepen CT & maritime security cooperation, and I encourage continued progress on human rights & reconciliation,” Dr. Esper tweeted.

 

 

 


Visit Kapruka.com Sri Lanka's Largest online shop. Over 125,000 unique categories such as Fresh Flowers, Cakes, Food, Jewllery, Childrens Toys and other Sri Lankan e-commerce categories. Low delivery cost to most cities here and free delivery in Colombo.