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US assures continued support to Sri Lanka after quitting the Human Rights Council

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 21, 2018 19:15

US assures continued support to Sri Lanka after quitting the Human Rights Council

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka AtulKeshap has assured Sri Lankan officials continued support to fulfill commitments in the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution.  This follows the announcement made by the United States that it was withdrawing from the UNHRC.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the US decision on Tuesday, accusing the UN Human Rights Council of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable.

Ambassador Keshap met with senior Sri Lankan officials to convey the assurance of the United States Government 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.

According to a statement issued by the US Embassy, Sri Lanka’s continued progress toward fulfillment of these international commitments will facilitate further growth of their bilateral relations and enhance Sri Lanka’s ability to engage with friends and partners around the world.

It said that the US will follow Sri Lanka’s progress closely and look ahead to engaging with Sri Lanka between now and March 2019 in the spirit of friendship that has marked their recent relations.

The United States said it will also support and expand bilateral partnership as Sri Lanka takes further steps outlined in the Geneva resolution.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 21, 2018 19:15