Finance Minister meets US Under Secretary in Washington | Sunday Observer

Finance Minister meets US Under Secretary in Washington

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera with the US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas Shannon
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera with the US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas Shannon

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera who is currently in Washington to attend the World Bank/IMF annual meeting met with the US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador Thomas Shannon, at the US State Department on Wednesday.

Ambassador Shannon will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the next round of the US/Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue, which was inaugurated in 2016 when Samaraweera was the Minister of Foreign Affairs for a regular policy consultation designed to discuss and identify opportunities for cooperation across the full range of bilateral and regional issues.

The Partnership Dialogue demonstrates the consolidation of cooperation between the United States and Sri Lanka and serves to further strengthen and enhance bilateral relations in the widest sense, through regular and structured engagement. Finance minister Mangala Samaraweera was accompanied by Senior Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Mano Tittawella, Charge d’ Affaires of the Sri Lanka Embassy in USA Prof. Gamini B. Keerawella, and Priyanga Wickramasinghe of the Sri Lankan Embassy in USA.

 

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