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US Assistant Secretary of Biswal travel to Sri Lanka

US Assistant Secretary of Biswal travel to Sri Lanka
US Assistant Secretary of Biswal travel to Sri Lanka

The United States confirmed that it will bring a third resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva in March and Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will visit Sri Lanka January 31-February 2 to discuss the resolution,the State Department said.

Assistant Secretary Biswal will meet with Sri Lankan officials to discuss a range of bilateral issues, including post-conflict reconciliation, justice and accountability issues. During her visit Assistant Secretary Biswal will also travel to Jaffna, where she will meet with Northern Provincial Council officials and civil society leaders, a statement read.

Assistant Secretary Biswal will then travel to London for meetings with officials from the UK on February 3.

She will also travel to Geneva, for meetings regarding US government’s intention to sponsor a resolution on Sri Lanka in the March session of the UN Human Rights Council.This resolution will build upon previous resolutions in 2012 and 2013, and will urge Sri Lanka to do more to promote reconciliation, justice and accountability in the wake of the civil conflict.

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