Sushma Swaraj Meets Sri Lankan President Sirisena, Discusses Bilateral Ties

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Colombo: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and discussed bilateral issues of mutual collaboration.

Ms Swaraj, who is in Sri Lanka to attend the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference, met Sirisena on the sidelines of the two-day meet.

“Meeting with the leadership. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj calls on President Sirisena and discussed bilateral issues of mutual collaboration,” Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Ms Swaraj met her Sri Lankan counterpart Tilak Marapana and discussed key aspects of bilateral cooperation.

Ms Swaraj yesterday also met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and her Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan.

The Indian Ocean Conference has been jointly organised by the India Foundation, the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore, and the National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) in Colombo.

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