On Saturday, October 20, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held delegation level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both leaders exchanged views on regional and global issues and discussed ways to deepen the historic relations between the two countries.
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe was on 2 days visit to India from October 18-20. He was accompanied by his wife, Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe, his cabinet ministers and senior government officials.
A Ministry of External Affairs said, “Both the Prime Ministers discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and ways to further deepen the historically close and friendly relations between the two countries. The leaders exchanged views on regional and global issues”.
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It said, “This multi-faceted partnership has been marked by close contacts at the highest political level, growing trade and investment, wide ranging development cooperation, increasing linkages in the fields of education, health, infrastructure, connectivity and capacity building and broadening people to people contacts”.
The two leaders also reviewed the progress on the progress on the implementations of decisions, taken earlier to deepen the relations between two countries.
The MEA statement said, “They also reviewed the progress in implementation of various decisions taken during high level exchanges in the recent past, including the visit of Sri Lankan Prime Minister in April and November 2017, Prime Minister’s visit to Sri Lanka in May 2017 during the International Vesak Day Celebrations and the visit of Sri Lankan President for the International Solar Alliance Founding Conference in March 2018”.
External Affairs Minister, Minister of Home Affairs and National Security Advisor also held talks with the visiting dignitary.