youAmbassador Julie Chung said the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide credit facilities for renewable energy projects.
The ambassador made these remarks when she visited President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the presidential secretariat yesterday (28).
The Ambassador hailed the government’s assistance during the visit of US State Department Undersecretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland to Sri Lanka.
Explaining the reasons for the recent decline of the Sri Lankan economy, the president said he looked forward to the support of the United States to reach out to the International Monetary Fund.
Ambassador Chung welcomed the government’s decision to approach the International Monetary Fund and said it was important for the future of Sri Lanka. President Rajapaksa said measures will be taken to provide relief to low-income people regardless of any economic reform.
Also present were Secretary to the President Gamini Senaath, Senior Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy in Colombo Martin Kelly and Political/Economic Director Susan Walke.