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Mike Pence invites President Sirisena to visit US

2 December 2016 12:57 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Mike Pence, Vice President-elect of the United States of America, had phoned President Maithripala Sirisena last night and invited him to visit the US in a bid to enhance bilateral relations between the two nations, the President's Media Unit said.

It said President Sirisena had extended his good wishes to US President-elect Donald Trump and Mr. Pence during the phone conversation.

Mr. Pence has commended the achievements of Sri Lanka and the progress which has been made here. He has also assured him that the US stands ready to provide any assistance to Sri Lanka. In a bid to boost bilateral relations between the two countries, Mr. Pence has invited President Sirisena to visit that country, the Media Unit said.

Discussions have been made to enhance bilateral relationships giving focus to the democratic administration and geographical status of the two countries.  

Future tendencies of maritime security and disaster management have also been discussed.  

Mr. Pence has informed President Sirisena that he would facilitate a meeting with the President and Mr. Trump. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 7

  • LOL Friday, 02 December 2016 11:25 AM

    If they invite MR then they will secretly poison him. MR insulted US , hid all the help US gave us for war and tsunami etc

    Mason Friday, 02 December 2016 06:22 PM

    It is an invitation from the to be second in command and not the elected President. Nothing to crow about.

    Thomas Ranger Friday, 02 December 2016 12:17 PM

    Mr. Pence, this is very premature. Please wait until you are in the White House before throwing diplomatic invitations.

    Sri Friday, 02 December 2016 08:46 PM

    Who knows what exactly they were talking about? .then he should invite every leaders who congradulate they mention of "Future Tendencies for Maritime security"...Future Plans for the "Trincomalie Harbour" for a USA Marine Base?...

    Jude Friday, 02 December 2016 06:54 AM

    Mind you !!! The Jewish state Isreal have Over One Hundred UN Resolutions against them!!!! So Remember, whatever Americans ask do it or meet them half way!!!????

    Thanos Friday, 02 December 2016 07:31 AM

    Excellent! "Yahapalanaya" govt should make maximum use of this opportunity! Its not everyday the VP (elect) of the USA invites you.

    Patriot Friday, 02 December 2016 07:33 AM

    Why Pence didn't invite President Rajapaksa... he is the one who is eagerly waiting for these opportunities these days? Last week China... it would have been fantastic for him if the next visit was the US!! Isn't it? hi hi

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