India & Sri Lanka discuss ways to further deepen relations after delegation level talks between PM Narendra Modi & Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

India and Sri Lanka today discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and ways to further deepen the historically close and friendly relations between the two countries.

During the delegation level talks held in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe exchanged views on regional and global issues.

External Affairs Ministry, in a release said, the two leaders reviewed the progress in implementation of various decisions taken during high level exchanges in the recent past.  Mr Modi hosted a luncheon for the visiting dignitary.

Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval called on the Srilankan Prime Minister. Mrs Swaraj and Mr Wickremesinghe exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations and reviewed progress on development projects.

In a tweet, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, he had a fruitful meeting with Mr. Wickremesinghe. He said, they deliberated on further strengthening cooperation between India and Sri Lanka on issues pertaining to security and terrorism in the region.

According to reports that the visit is part of India’s continuing engagement with Sri Lanka at the highest level. This multi-faceted partnership has been marked by close contacts at the highest political level, growing trade and investment and wide ranging development cooperation.

Increasing linkages in the fields of education, health, infrastructure, connectivity and capacity building and broadening people to people contacts have also been a core agenda.

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