From June 26 to June 29, a high-level delegation from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State is scheduled to go to Sri Lanka.
As a result, the mission will be made up of Ambassador Kelly Keiderling, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, and Robert Kaproth, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Asia.
Numerous political figures, economists, and representatives of international organizations will be met by the visitors. They will discuss the best methods for the United States to assist Sri Lankans who are in need, Sri Lankans who are trying to end the current economic crisis, and Sri Lankans who are preparing for a sustainable and inclusive economy in the future during their talks.
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung stated that “this visit highlights our continuous commitment to the security and prosperity of the Sri Lankan people.” “At a time when Sri Lankans are facing some of their biggest economic hardships in history, it is more important than ever for us to foster economic growth and maintain democratic institutions.”
The U.S. has announced $120 million in fresh funding for Sri Lankan small and medium-sized businesses during the past two weeks, as well as $27 million in support for the dairy sector and $5.75 million in humanitarian aid for those most affected by the economic crisis.
Additionally, the United States contributed $6 million in new funds to help disadvantaged populations support their livelihoods and technical support for financial reform that will help to stabilize the economy.
The United States will continue to assist Sri Lankans in the coming months as they rebuild their economy, fight food hunger, and advance public health and education.