PM Modi to Hold Delegation-Level Talks With Lankan Counterpart Today

Published: 15th September 2015 11:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2015 11:16 AM   |  A+A-

modi-lanka pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe upon his arrival at the airport in Colombo. PTI

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Tuesday for delegation level talks.

The two neighbors are expected to sign MoUs in various fields as well.

Wickremesinghe will call on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday and hold talks.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrema, who is accompanying Wickremesinghe, said that the focus of the visit will be more than just negotiations on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement which covers only trade and services.

He added that, Sri Lanka is keen to have stronger ties with India on areas such as investment, technology, education, agriculture, industrial development and culture.

Wickremesinghe arrived here on Monday on a three day bilateral visit. This is his first official international visit after assuming the Prime Minister's office last month.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp