Speaking at the joint press conference held today (28) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with his US Counterpart Mike Pompeo, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said Sri Lanka’s Foreign policy will remain neutral and non-aligned.
“As a sovereign, free, independent nation, Sri Lanka’s foreign policy will remain neutral , non-aligned and friendly” he said.
“Conscious of the opportunities and responsibilities that come with our strategic location, we see the importance of maintaining freedom of navigation in our seas and air space also protecting sea lines of communication and the undersea cables” he added. The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister also said that Sri Lanka believes all countries should adhere to and respect international law.
Pompeo made a short stopover visit to Sri Lanka arriving in the island yesterday (28). He left to the Maldives in the afternoon following several key meetings in Colombo.