Colombo, Jan 21 (NIA) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Saturday sent his best wishes to Donald Trump for being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
Sirisena, said he looked forward to working with Trump to strengthen the US, Sri Lanka partnership.
Last month new US Vice President Mike Pence had telephoned Sirisena and discussed the future of US, Sri Lanka relations.
Pence and Sirisena had discussed further strengthening ties between the two countries and Pence had said he will look to arrange a meeting soon between Trump and Sirisena.
Pence and Sirisena had also discussed maritime security and disaster management.
Trump was sworn in as America’s new President in a grand ceremony held in Washington DC on Friday, ushering in a new political era.
A protest was held in front of the US Embassy in Colombo on Friday, opposing Trump’s election.
(The picture featured above shows U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Vice President Mike Pence standing for the singing of the U.S. National anthem during their inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria)