Bilateral talks between two PMs

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is currently holding discussions with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.PM Rajapaksa was accorded a warm welcome by PM Modi in a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.According to Indian media reports, the two leaders are discussing ways to expand bilateral ties between the two countries including in areas of defence and security.Upon his arrival in New Delhi last evening (07), the Premier was received by Indian Minister of State for Human Resources Development Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre.

He met with Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar this morning and he is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind later today.This is the first visit of Mr. Rajapaksa abroad since he assumed duties as the Prime Minister.