US Vice President-elect Mike Pence telephoned Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena December 1, on behalf of President-elect Donald Trump.
According to the Sri Lanka government, 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, according to the Sri Lanka government, adding that Vice President-elect Mike Pence said that they will work towards arranging a visit by President Sirisena to Washington DC for a meeting with President-elect Mr. 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, according to the Sri Lanka government.
Cooperation directed at securing the safety of sea lanes, countering drug smuggling and working together in disaster management as partners was also discussed.