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Indian & US Diplomats together at LIOC

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Bagley and the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung were seen at the Lanka IOC Terminals in Trincomalee together accompanied by diplomatic staff on Thursday (10).The Indian High Commission in Colombo said that the diplomats were welcomed by the staff at Lanka IOC who briefed the two diplomats on its operations that contribute to energy security of Sri Lanka.The Indian High Commissioner also flagged off the first delivery of Lanka Super Diesel from the Trinco Terminal for Sri Lankan market. 

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COLOMBO (News 1st); Several International envoys have expressed positive reactions towards Sri Lanka arriving to a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), including the Australian High Commission, the representatives of the European Union and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the United States.China and India too expressed their sentiments, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijan stating that China supports relevant financial institutions in consulting with Sri Lanka for proper solutions.Meanwhile, Indian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi acknowledged that the staff agreement is an evolving situation, however, India has been advocating for assistance to Sri Lanka. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung noted that US stands ready to assist Sri Lanka, as the IMF represents the best tools, approaches, and resources to enable Sri Lanka to overcome the ongoing economic crisis.The Senate Foreign Relations Committee mentioned that the IMF initial agreement is an important first step to get Sri Lanka on the path to economic stability and to address systemic corruption. "Now Sri Lanka’s creditors, including China, must negotiate in good faith to provide Sri Lankans the debt relief they desperately need," the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stated.The Australian High Commission mentioned that Australia is ready to extend support in every way possible, and lauded Sri Lanka for reaching a staff-level agreement with the IMF.
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