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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka

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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka on October 28.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Sri Lanka later this month, an official of Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Pompeo will hold bilateral discussions in Colombo on Oct. 28, a spokesman for Sri Lanka’s foreign ministry said, but gave no details.

Mike Pompeo is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka during a two day official visit to India. He is also expected to visit the Maldives

The U.S. Department of State however, has not officially confirmed Pompeo’s visit to Sri Lanka yet.

His visit to Sri Lanka and the other South Asian countries is seen as a measure to counter the growing influence of China in the region.

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