Sri Lanka, India foreign ministers hold productive talks on economic and investment initiatives

* Sri Lanka, India foreign ministers hold productive talks on economic and investment initiatives

Mon, Feb 7, 2022, 10:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Prof. GL Peiris, who is on an official visit to India, called on his Indian counterpart External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi Monday and held discussions on a number of issues of mutual interest.

Both foreign ministers discussed prospects of economic investment initiatives to strengthen the island nation and exchanged views on the fishermen issue.

EAM Jaishankar on Twitter said the talks with Sri Lankan FM G.L. Peiris was productive and they iscussed economic and investment initiatives that will strengthen Sri Lanka at this time.

The discussions also focused on additional steps to enhance Sri Lanka’s energy security, Dr. Jaishankar said adding that the two sides exchanged views on the fishermen issue and agreed that bilateral mechanisms should meet early.

The two ministers recognized the importance of greater tourism for economic recovery and also noted the importance of P2P linkages through greater connectivity, Dr. Jaishankar said in the Twitter post.

Minister Peiris was accompanied by the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to New Delhi Milinda Moragoda and a number of senior officials from the Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi and the Foreign Ministry.

The Indian External Affairs Minister was accompanied by Indian Foreign Secretary Shri Harsh Vardhana Shringla, Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Bagley and senior officials of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

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