Modi wants “close and extensive” cooperation with Colombo

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 January 2020, 23:40 GMT]
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dialling to seven leaders of five neighbouring countries, except Pakistan, to greet the rulers chose to greet both Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajapaksa on the New Year Day. A statement issued by the office of Indian Prime Minister stated that Mr Modi wanted to expand “close and extensive cooperation” with Colombo. Rajapaksa siblings reciprocated his wishes and expressed their keen desire to enhance relations further, the statement said.

“President of Sri Lanka Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa warmly reciprocated the wishes of Prime Minister and expressed confidence that India and Sri Lanka would further enhance their friendly ties in the year 2020. The two leaders reiterated their commitment to closely work together towards this end,” the statement said.

“Speaking to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister reiterated India’s commitment to further expand the close and extensive cooperation with Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Rajapaksa reciprocated the wishes warmly and expressed keen desire to further enhance relations between the two countries.”


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