Written by Zulfick Farzan
27 May, 2020 | 11:38 am
Colombo (News 1st); India and Sri Lanka have agreed to follow up on the pending Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and other bilateral instruments.
This was highlighted when the newly accredited Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena at the Republic Building today.
Minister Gunawardena, assured Sri Lanka’s fullest commitment for stronger and deeper cooperation with India while appreciating the continued exchanges of goodwill that are evident in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic.
High Commissioner Baglay conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurances of closer cooperation with Sri Lanka through his neighborhood first policy.
Both dignitaries agreed to work towards mutually beneficial trade, investment, development, and political relations in the post-COVID-19 new international environment by enhancing maritime cooperation, security exchanges, ensuring food and health security, enhanced assistance for capacity building and technical cooperation.
It was agreed to kick start tourism exchanges based on the ancient foundation of Hindu-Buddhist cultural affinities between the two countries.
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