High Ranking U.S. officials to visit Sri Lanka February 12-14

Feb 06, Washington, DC: Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr. will travel to Sri Lanka next week, the United States Department of State confirmed today in a media release.

“Under Secretary Otero and Assistant Secretary Blake will travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka February 12-14,” the State Department said.

In Sri Lanka, Under Secretary Otero and Assistant Secretary Blake will meet with a broad spectrum of Sri Lankan government officials and attend a luncheon hosted by Minister of External Affairs G.L. Peiris.

Under Secretary Otero and Assistant Secretary Blake will also meet with civil society representatives, youth groups, and political leaders.

This will be Bolivian-born Under Secretary Otero’s inaugural trip to the region since she assumed her new duties as Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.

Following the visit to Sri Lanka Otero will travel to New Delhi, India February 14-15 to meet with senior government officials, civil society representatives and youth leaders while Blake will depart Colombo for Bangladesh, where he will stay February 14-16 and participate in a series of education and university events, the State Department said.

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