PM Modi hold bilateral meetings with Sri Lankan, Mauritius Counterparts

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 In the first of a series of bilateral meetings with foreign leaders lined up today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a warm meeting with President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. 

Both leaders discussed bilateral issues of interest.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet, “Hitting the ground running! In the first of a series of bilateral meetings with foreign leaders lined up today, PM @narendramodi had a warm meeting with the President of #SriLanka @MaithripalaS at Hyderabad House. Discussed bilateral issues of interest.”

PM Modi also met Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and exchanged views on a range of bilateral issues, including development cooperation.

“A personal connect. Prime Minister of #Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth had a good meeting with PM @narendramodi. Exchanged views on a range of bilateral issues, including development cooperation. PM Jugnauth was the Chief Guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas earlier this year,” Raveesh Kumar added.

On Thursday PM Modi held a bilateral meeting with President of Kyrgyz Republic, Sooronbay Jeenbekov at Rashtrapati Bhawan. This was his first engagement after being sworn in as Prime Minister for the second term. 

Kyrgyzstan is the current Chair of Shanghai Cooperation Organization and is an important partner of India in Central Asia. President Jeenbekov warmly congratulated Prime Minister Modi and reiterated the invitation for him to visit Kyrgyzstan for the SCO Summit and a bilateral visit during 13-15 June 2019. 

Recalling that India and Kyrgyzstan have warm and friendly relations, Prime Minister Modi expressed satisfaction at the strengthening of bilateral cooperation over the years. He warmly thanked President Jeenbekov for his presence at the Swearing-in Ceremony, expressed his gratitude for the invitation to visit Kyrgyzstan and said that he looked forward to the visit eagerly.