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    Senior US State Dept. official meets Minister of Economic Development Featured

    June 20, 2014

    US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Atul Keshap, paid a courtesy call on Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at Economic Development Ministry on Friday (20).  Keshap, arrived in Sri Lanka for a two-day visit.  

    During this visit, he is scheduled to meet with top Government officials, political leaders, civil society representatives and members of the business community in Colombo.  In his current role, Keshap works closely with Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal to coordinate U.S. Government policy toward India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, and Bhutan,


    Prior to his current assignment, Keshap was the United States Senior Official for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), a trade body whose members generate 55 percent of global GDP


    Head of the Political Section in the US Embassy Christopher Gunning, officials from the US Embassy and Ministry of Economic Development also participated at this occasion.(KH/SI)

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