Indian PM confident of reaching full potential of bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka under President Rajapaksa

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a congratulatory message to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the first anniversary of assumption of Office expressed confidence that full potential of the bilateral relationship between the two countries will be realized under President’s decisive leadership.

Prime Minister Modi congratulating President Rajapaksa noted that the India Sri Lanka relationship had expanded into new areas and was strengthened in the past one year, the High Commission of India said in a statement.

“Prime Minister Modi underlined that the strong collaboration between the two countries in the midst of challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic symbolized the friendly ties between the two peoples. Prime Minister Modi reiterated India’s commitment to support Sri Lanka’s fight against the COVID 19 pandemic as well as in Sri Lanka’s development priorities. He also expressed confidence that under the decisive leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa full potential of the bilateral relationship will be realized,” the statement said.

Prime Minister Modi wished the President success in the tenure ahead and looked forward to continued close cooperation.

The congratulatory letter is in continuation of regular interactions between India and Sri Lanka at the leadership level which has resulted into significant strides in the field of development cooperation, trade and economic ties, people to people contacts despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Commission said.

Courtesy: Colombo Page

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