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Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan PM, discusses bilateral issues

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IECurrentAffairs) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe held discussions here on Saturday with both the leaders taking stock of the entire range of bilateral ties between the two countries..

At the delegation level talks, both the leaders took stock of the entire range of bilateral ties between
two countries.

“Special place in our hearts for Sri Lanka, PM Narendra Modi welcomes the Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe. At the delegation level talks, the leaders took stock of the entire range of our bilateral relations, specially the development projects in Sri Lanka,” MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held separate meetings with the visiting dignitary here.

“Continuing commitment to deepen our partnership with a close friend. EAM Sushma Swaraj

called on Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe. Exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations and reviewed progress on development projects,” MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted after the meeting between Ms Swaraj and the visiting Sri Lankan PM.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also called on the visiting dignitary.

“Had a fruitful meeting with the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mr Ranil Wickremesingh in New Delhi today. We had deliberations on further strengthening cooperation between India and Sri Lanka on issues pertaining to security and terrorism in the region,” Mr Singh wrote in the micro blogging site.

The visit comes days after there was a controversy after reports in a section of media on alleged plot to assassinate the President and a former Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also held telephonic talks on Wednesday evening.

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