Published On: Thu, Jun 21st, 2018

US Ambassador Says They Sill Support Sri Lanka To Fulfill Commitments Despite Withdrawing From UNHRC

US ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap yesterday said the US would support Sri Lanka to fulfill the latter’s commitments relating to the UNHRC resolution despite the US pulling out of the UN Human Rights body.

A press release issued by the US Embassy last night said Keshap met with senior Sri Lankan officials to convey the assurance of the United States Government that the US will remain fully engaged with the Sri Lankan Government to help it meet its continuing and standing commitments to the international community to advance the cause of reconciliation and lasting peace for all Sri Lankans despite the US withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council.

The statement added that Sri Lanka co-sponsored with the United States two UN Human Rights Commission Resolutions: 30/1 in 2015 and Resolution 34/1 in 2017, and the United States continues to extend its support to Sri Lanka to fulfill these important commitments and obligations as articulated and reaffirmed in these resolutions.”

Sri Lanka’s continued progress toward fulfillment of these international commitments will facilitate further growth of our bilateral relations and enhance Sri Lanka’s ability to engage with friends and partners around the world,” the US Embassy in Colombo said.

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