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Sushma Swaraj calls upon Sri Lankan President Sirisena, discusses bilateral cooperation

Sushma Swaraj met the top Sri Lankan leadership and discussed with them bilateral issues of mutual collaboration.

Reported by: PTI, Colombo [Published on:01 Sep 2017, 6:54 PM IST]
Sushma Swaraj calls upon Sri Lankan President Sirisena
Sushma Swaraj calls upon Sri Lankan President Sirisena

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met the top Sri Lankan leadership and discussed with them bilateral issues of mutual collaboration. Swaraj, who was here to attend the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference, called on President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of the two-day meeting. 

"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 today, Swaraj met her Lankan counterpart Tilak Marapana and discussed key aspects of bilateral cooperation. "Partnership for progress and prosperity. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj discusses bilateral cooperation with Tilak Marapana, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister," Kumar said. 

Swaraj discussed key aspects of bilateral relations with her Lankan counterpart, the Indian High Commission here said. 

She met Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and her Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan yesterday. 

As a goodwill gesture, Sri Lanka yesterday released 76 Indian fishermen, on the occasion of visit of Swaraj to the country. 

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. The theme of this year's conference is Peace, Progress and Prosperity.