Press Releases: Counselor Thomas Shannon Travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

By Newsroom America Feeds at 10 Dec 2015

Counselor Thomas Shannon Travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka


Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

December 10, 2015


Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will travel to Bangladesh December 13-14 and Sri Lanka December 14-16. He will be accompanied by Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal in Bangladesh and Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia Manpreet Singh Anand in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

In Bangladesh, Ambassador Shannon will meet with senior government and parliamentary leaders, as well as media, civil society, and labor representatives, and will visit a USAID-funded healthcare clinic. His trip will highlight the strength and durability of the U.S.-Bangladesh relationship and continued gains to be made in security, trade, development, the environment, and countering violent extremism.

In Sri Lanka, Ambassador Shannon will meet with senior government and parliamentary leaders, business leaders, and civil society, as well as tour a USAID-funded livelihoods project in the Eastern Province. During his visit, Ambassador Shannon will reaffirm U.S. support for Sri Lanka’s reform agenda and explore greater cooperation in development, security, economic growth, and regional connectivity.

For further information, please follow the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs on Twitter or contact them at sca-press@state.gov.

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http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/12/250533.htm

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