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India keen to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka, says President Kovind

President Kovind said that India supports PM Wickremesinghe's vision to create a stable and prosperous Sri Lanka.

Reported by: IANS, New Delhi [ Published on: November 23, 2017 20:24 IST ]
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President Kovind with PM Wickremesinghe

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that India is keen to strengthen the economic pillar of its relationship with Sri Lanka and there is lot that can be achieved, given the synergy and economic complementarities between the two countries.

"Development cooperation forms an important part of India-Sri Lanka bilateral engagement," said Kovind as Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called on him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

"India supports his vision to create a stable and prosperous Sri Lanka," said Kovind appreciating Wickremesinghe's positive role in Sri Lanka's active engagement with the world. 

"Relations between India and Sri Lanka are unique, warm and friendly. They are based upon shared historical, cultural, ethnic and civilisational ties and extensive people-to-people linkages."

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