US Navy Ship USS Hopper's visit signals growing bilateral cooperation with Sri Lanka

The USS Hopper (DDG 70) concluded its five-day port call to Colombo today as part of a visit to strengthen growing United States-Sri Lankan ties and expressed appreciation to the Sri Lankan Navy for its assistance during an emergency medical evacuation of a USS Hopper crewmember in September 2016. Cooperation between our two countries' naval forces enhances maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region," said U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap. "Sri Lanka's friendly and prompt assistance to ensure the health and safety of our U.S. Navy Sailors is just one more example of this.--------------"Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details

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