Narendra Modi invites President Rajapaksa

Narendra Modi invites President Rajapaksa

Narendra Modi invites President Rajapaksa

Written by Staff Writer

21 May, 2014 | 9:02 pm

Indian media says Narendra Modi has invited Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to his oath ceremony as prime minister next Monday.

Narendra Modi has also invited the leaders of Pakistan, Bangladesh and other neighbours. This is regarded as a bold step to embark on a policy of regional engagement.

Indian media also notes that an official in Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s office has told Reuters that he too will attend. Afghanistan premier Hamid Karzai has reportedly confirmed he will attend.

“The invitation being extended to the SAARC countries is a responsible gesture and as per protocol being sent by the GoI via the MEA (sic),” BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted.

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