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‘United States has stood shoulder to shoulder with Sri Lanka’ says Ambassador

The United States’ Ambassador to Sri Lanka said his country “has stood shoulder to shoulder with Sri Lanka” as it prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two governments this month.

As part of celebrations, new bilateral initiatives will be highlighted by the US as well as “exercises between the two countries’ militaries will enhance disaster response capabilities and expand interoperability”.

“Our Embassy community is delighted to celebrate this wonderful anniversary with our Sri Lankan friends and partners,” said Ambassador Keshap.  “For seven decades, the United States has stood shoulder to shoulder with Sri Lanka, whether as one of the largest donors of foreign assistance or as Sri Lanka’s largest trading partner.”

Cultural events are also planned as part of celebrations.

 “Our #USSL70 campaign is about more than looking back at our shared history; it’s about a vision of Sri Lanka’s future as a stable democracy that could stand as a beacon of tolerance and prosperity in the region.  For another 70 years and beyond, the United States is here to help make that vision a reality,” added Ambassador Keshap.