Sri Lanka—Contradicting President, Prime Minister Says Talks Ongoing For Update Forces Agreement With U.S.

Agence France-Presse | 07/11/2019

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says his government is negotiating a replacement for the 1995 Status of Forces arrangement with the U.S., reports Agence France-Presse. Wickremesinghe told Parliament on Wednesday that talks between the two nations were ongoing for a new agreement that would permit their armed forces to access each other's ports and airports with fewer formalities. The current proposal includes provisions that Sri Lanka cannot accept, the prime minister...

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