EAM to visit Sri Lanka tomorrow, discuss bilateral issues

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow during which he will hold talks with the Sri Lankan leadership on wide-ranging issues of the partnership.

This will be EAM’s first bilateral visit after the formation of the new Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

⁠Reaffirming India’s Neighbourhood First Policy, the visit underlines India’s continued commitment to Sri Lanka as its closest maritime neighbour and time -tested friend.

The visit will add momentum to connectivity projects and other mutually beneficial cooperation across sectors, a statement said.

According to Sri Lankan news sites, the purpose of the EAM’s visit is to review ongoing projects between the two countries ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Sri Lanka.

The visit of EAM was confirmed during Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to India in July 2023.

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