EAM Swaraj meets Sri Lankan PM, discusses ways to strengthen bilateral ties

Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on October 20 met visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and reviewed the progress of India-assisted development projects in the island nation.

The Sri Lankan PM is on a three-day visit to India to boost ties in a range of areas that includes trade, investment and maritime security.

EAM Swaraj and PM Wickremesinghe also discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties.

Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted “Continuing commitment to deepen our partnership with a close friend. EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe @RW_UNP. Exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations and reviewed progress on development projects.”

Earlier in the day Home Minister Rajnath Singh also called on PM Wickremesinghe and discussed issues related to security and terrorism in the region.

This visit of PM Wickremesinghe to India is his fifth official visit since taking office in 2015.