Sri Lanka has informed the United States and Japan to have direct dialogue regarding matters of their own geopolitical concerns but not those of any third party.
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry conveyed such a message to these countries when he met with their representatives including U.S. Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in recent times.
The minister had a series of bilateral engagements on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Mr. Sabry is reported to have requested these countries to raise their concerns on any matter directly but not those of any third country.
Sri Lanka is currently under trilateral pressure involving India, Japan and the U.S. over the planned visit of the Chinese research vessel ‘Shi Yang 6’.
China insists that the ship visit should take place in October though Sri Lanka wants it to be deferred till November.
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