A special meeting is to be arranged between President Maithripala Sirisena and US President-elect Donal Trump soon in Washington D.C with the objective of furthering closer ties between the two nations, said US Vice President-elect, Mike Pence in a telephone conversation with President Sirisena on Thursday night.
According to the Presidential Media Division officials, Vice President-elect Mike Pence informed President Sirisena that they will work towards arranging a visit by President Sirisena to Washington DC for a meeting with Trump. During the conversation, President Sirisena conveyed his best wishes to the new Administration under the leadership of President-elect Donald Trump. The conversation focused on measures for strengthening bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and the United States in the future.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence informed President Sirisena that they will work towards arranging a visit by President Sirisena to Washington DC for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.
The objective of both countries is to ensure the progress of relations between the two countries based on common values of democratic governance and Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the middle of Asia. Cooperation directed at securing the safety of sea lanes, countering drug smuggling and working together in disaster management as partners was also discussed.