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India’s External Affairs Minister Jaishankar meets with President Rajapaksa

India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar who is on a two-day official tour in Sri Lanka has met with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (28).

The Indian External Affairs Minister’s visit is based on the BIMSTEC Summit scheduled to be held in Colombo today. Accordingly, Dr. Jaishankar will be attending the event tomorrow.

Expressing his pleasure on the Indian External Affairs Minister’s arrival, President Rajapaksa has also taken this opportunity to thank India for its debt assistance to Sri Lanka in these crucial times.

A number of celebrations have been organised this year to mark the 75th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations, including the issuance of a commemorative coin and a commemorative stamp, a statement by the President’s Media Unit revealed.

Another meeting was held between the Indian External Affairs Minister and Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaska today.

Meanwhile, Jaishankar is also set to visit Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan.


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