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India attaches great importance to ties with SL: Modi

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka and that he looks forward to continue to work closely with the leadership of the island nation to further strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation.

He conveyed this to visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana when he called on him. Marapana is on a three- day bilateral visit to India.

“Held wide-ranging discussions on India-Sri Lanka ties with SL’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Tilak Marapana, the prime minister tweeted later.

Modi congratulated Marapana on assuming his new responsibility as foreign minister and referred to his fruitful visit to that country in May this year for the International Vesak Day, according to a PMO statement.

“The prime minister reaffirmed the high importance that India attaches to its relations with Sri Lanka,” the statement said.

Both countries enjoy deep and broad-based ties, it noted.

“The prime minister conveyed (to Marapana) that he looked forward to continue to work closely with the president and the prime minister of Sri Lanka to further strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation,” the statement added.(PTI)

  Comments - 7

  • Guard Sunday, 10 September 2017 09:41 AM

    Oaky, delighted to hear, but don't fuel extremism in our country in the name of bilateral cooperation.

    Kumar Sunday, 10 September 2017 04:07 PM

    What Privately India Means By Modi's Statement Is "Sri Lanka Can Exist But Don't Ever Forget That We Are The Masters In This Region".

    sini Sunday, 10 September 2017 07:16 PM

    No need to accept that India is the master in this region. Srilanka can become the master and help the other's in the region. Who stops?

    Ram Narayan Sunday, 10 September 2017 06:50 PM

    If you are keen construct an international airport in Jaffna. South has three airports and three harbours. What do the South say to this suggestion. Justice

    Thissa Sunday, 10 September 2017 07:02 PM

    Yes,an extended air port would help them to invade Sri Lanka quickly.

    suresh Monday, 11 September 2017 08:37 AM

    common sense would tell you Thissa that India does not need an international airport in Jaffna if they want to invade SL.By the way invade and do what- settle your debts???

    thilak Monday, 11 September 2017 08:38 AM

    by the same logic does that mean the airport in Hambantota was also built for the Chinese to invade SL??

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