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Sri Lanka ambassador to US briefs President Biden, Treasury, State Dept officials on crisis

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Ambassador to the United States Mahinda Samarasinghe met and briefed US President Joe Biden and US Treasury and State Department officials on the island nation’s current situation, the ambassador said.

Posting on his official social media channels, Samarasinghe said he met President Biden at the White House Oval Office on June 23

The ambassador has also  hosted the US State Department and US Treasury delegation who will be visiting Sri Lanka on June 27 at his residence.

These officials too were briefed on the challenges faced by Sri Lanka, said Samarasinghe.

The delegation consisted of Ambassador Kelly Keiderling, Deputy Assistant Secretary/US Department of State, Robert Kaproth, Deputy Assistant Secretary/US Treasury, John McDaniel, Economic Chief/US Department of State and Catherine Reynolds, Deputy Director for South Asia/US Treasury.

“This visit is undertaken against the backdrop of Ambassador Samarasinghe’s meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House Oval Office last week and his subsequent meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the State Department.  Ambassador Samarasinghe briefed President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the surmountable economic challenges faced by the people of Sri Lanka,” he said.

Related:

US Treasury, State Department officials to visit Sri Lanka

(Colombo/Jun25/2022)

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