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US navy to return to Sri Lanka for Pacific Partnership

The United States navy is set to return to Sri Lanka in the coming months, as part of this year's Pacific Partnership exercise.

US troops will conduct civic-action projects, community health exchanges, medical symposiums and disaster-response training. The announcement is the latest project to be held between the two militaries, which have seen increasing closer relations.

Throughout 2017, several military co-operative exercises were held, including anti-terrorism training for Sri Lankan troops.

“The mission has evolved over the years from primarily a direct care mission to an operation focused on enhancing partnerships through host nation subject matter expert and civil-military exchanges,” said the US  military. “Pacific Partnership also capitalizes on multilateral cooperation and partnerships between government and non-government organizations to increase capabilities in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) and preparedness for natural and man-made disasters.”

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