Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 21, 2016

The below is attributable on the record to John Kirby, Spokesperson:

Secretary Kerry met with President Sirisena to discuss our strong, bilateral partnership and to build upon the first U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue. The Secretary commended President Sirisena’s leadership in guiding his government in pursuing meaningful reconciliation and justice in Sri Lanka, and expressed confidence that the Government of Sri Lanka will fulfill its international commitments. The United States stands with Sri Lanka on strengthening its economy, advancing good governance, and ensuring human rights and democratic participation for all of its citizens.

Both welcomed the opportunity for candid and constructive discussion to advance our common agenda and opportunities for cooperation across the full range of bilateral and regional issues.