New Delhi, Nov 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Thursday and held talks on wide ranges of issues.
Saying “Neighbourhood first,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted Modi received Wickremesinghe at Hyderabad House and that both countries “share strong and close relations based on mutual trust and respect”.
Neighbourhood first. PM @narendramodi received Sri Lankan PM @RW_UNP at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, both countries share strong and close relations based on mutual trust and respect pic.twitter.com/cuB48b92eG
— Anurag Srivastava (@MEAIndia) November 23, 2017
Earlier in a day, Wickremesinghe attended the world’s largest Conference on Cyber Space in the national capital.
Sri Lanka is one of the key recipients of development credit given by India, with total commitment of about $2.63 billion, including $458 million as grants.
Indian aid includes development projects in areas such as education, health, transport connectivity, small and medium enterprise development and training in many parts of the country through grant sponsorship.