Sushma Swaraj calls on Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, discusses ways to boost ties

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said both sides deliberated on steps to further intensify the already close relationship between the two neighbours.

Published: 24th November 2017 06:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2017 07:20 PM   |  A+A-

Though there was no official word on as to what was discussed between the two leaders, the meeting comes in the backdrop of the current standoff in Dokalam - a trijunction between India, China and Bhutan.

Sushma Swaraj (File | Reuters)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and discussed ways to deepen bilateral ties.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said both sides deliberated on steps to further intensify the already close relationship between the two neighbours.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on Sri Lankan PM @RW_UNP today morning, both sides discussed steps to further intensify the already close and mutually beneficial relationship between the two counties," he tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with Wickremesinghe yesterday.

Wickremesinghe's four-day India visit ended today.

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