Written by Staff Writer
27 May, 2014 | 8:02 pm
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for bilateral talks in New Delhi on Tuesday morning. President Rajapaksa called on the Indian Prime Minister at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, where the President was welcomed warmly.
The two leaders had an in-depth discussion on issues of mutual concern such as rehabilitation, resettlement, reconstruction and the ongoing reconciliation process in the country.
President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Modi also discussed the issues of fishermen of both countries and measures that can be taken to find a permanent solution through a process in which the views of fishermen from both countries can be taken into consideration.
Prime Minister Modi expressed his view that SAARC must focus on common issues that can benefit the region and reflect regional concerns on a global platform.
President Rajapaksa, welcoming the views expressed by Prime Minister Modi, stated that India’s leadership is crucial for the success of SAARC ventures and Sri Lanka looks forward to working with India in taking SAARC operations forward.
Photo : President’s Media Unit
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