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Sushma Swaraj briefs Sri Lankan president on bilateral meeting

Colombo: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena here and briefed him on the India-Sri Lanka joint commission meeting held on Friday."EAM @SushmaSwaraj briefed President @MaithripalaS on the

IANS [ Updated: February 06, 2016 16:34 IST ]
sushma swaraj briefs sri lankan president on bilateral
sushma swaraj briefs sri lankan president on bilateral meeting

Colombo: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena here and briefed him on the India-Sri Lanka joint commission meeting held on Friday.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj briefed President @MaithripalaS on the outcomes of the 9th Indo-SL JCM held in Colombo on Feb 5,"external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The ninth session of the India-Sri Lanka was held here co-chaired by Sushma Swaraj and her Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera following which two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed.

According to one MoU, India will construct a surgical unit at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital in the island nation's Eastern Province and supply medical equipment.

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Under the second MoU, India will aid in the renovation of 27 schools in the Northern Province.

The India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was established in 1992 as an effective mechanism to address matters pertaining to bilateral cooperation.

After arriving here on Friday on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka, Sushma Swaraj also called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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