US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will visit Sri Lanka and Cambodia from July 12 to 20, where he will engage with Government officials and local civil society representatives.
In Sri Lanka, Assistant Secretary Malinowski will focus on Sri Lanka’s continued progress in meeting the commitments made during last September’s UN Human Rights Council session.
He will also discuss the work that remains in the areas of justice and reconciliation, and confirm that the United States continues to support Sri Lankan efforts to tackle these issues.
In Cambodia, Assistant Secretary Malinowski will discuss the importance of human rights to furthering U.S.-Cambodia bilateral ties. He will meet with government officials to discuss the importance of free and fair elections. The Assistant Secretary will also urge Cambodia to uphold international human rights standards regarding the protection of civil society and labor rights. (Colombo Gazette)