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First annual US-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialgoue held in Washington

Sri Lanka's first annual partnership dialogue with the United States concluded in Washington DC earlier today.

In a media release, the US State Department said,

"Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon led the U.S. delegation for discussions on democratic governance, development cooperation, people-to-people ties, economic cooperation, security cooperation, international and regional affairs, and other issues of mutual interest.

The Partnership Dialogue is a regularly planned policy consultation designed to advance our common agenda and opportunities for cooperation across the full range of bilateral and regional issues.

The United States looks forward to broadening and deepening its relationship with Sri Lanka on the basis of these candid and constructive conversations."

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