Minister Gunawardena tells US Secretary SL stance on MCC | Sunday Observer

Minister Gunawardena tells US Secretary SL stance on MCC

30 June, 2020

Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo engaged in discussions on matters of bilateral interest including the controversial Review report of the MCC during a telephonic conversation on Monday evening this week.

During the discussion, the US-Sri Lanka cooperation in COVID response-supply of PPEs to the US, donation of ventilators to Sri Lanka and COVID related bilateral assistance amounting to US$ 5.8 million- economic recovery initiatives, defence and security matters, counter terrorism and international economic cooperation was also mentioned.

Minister Gunawardena briefed his US counterpart on the Review Report of the MCC, the forthcoming Parliamentary elections and thanked the US for the support extended to the reconciliation and resettlement processes in Sri Lanka. He also conveyed Sri Lanka’s felicitations for the forthcoming US Independence Day on 4th of July.