Fishermen associations across the Palk Strait should meet: Indian FM Spokesperson

Fishermen associations across the Palk Strait should meet: Indian FM Spokesperson

Written by Bella Dalima

21 Mar, 2015 | 7:07 pm

The Foreign Ministry of India says that it is working towards the upcoming meeting of fishermen communities of India and Sri Lanka.

Speaking to reporters in New Delhi Syed Akbaruddin, Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of India noted that the first step to resolving the dispute is the meeting between the fishing communities.

Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of India Syed Akbaruddin said;

This is an issue which has figured during the high-level discussions between India and Sri Lanka. This is also an issue which was taken up by Prime Minister recently when he went there and as an outcome we have said that as a first step the two fishermen associations across the Palk Strait should meet. We are now working for this and hope that they would meet at the earliest.

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