Pompeo holds telephone conversation with Dinesh

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Monday spoke to Sri Lanka’s Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and discussed the two countries mutual interest in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and shared commitment to economic stability and sustainable growth, a spokesman said. 

“Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Gunawardena discussed our mutual interest in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and shared commitment to economic stability and sustainable growth. The two leaders also discussed the United States’ ongoing COVID-19 assistance to Sri Lanka, which totals almost $6 million to date, and reviewed the longstanding U.S.-Sri Lankan cooperation on health and humanitarian issues. Additionally, the Secretary and the Foreign Minister talked about our shared democratic traditions, respect for human rights, and the importance of transparency for the long-term stability and prosperity of our people,” spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said.

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