Sri Lanka Prime Minister calls on President Ram Nath Kovind
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IBNS): Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday called on Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.
Welcoming the Sri Lankan Prime Minister to India, the President said that India supports his vision to create a stable and prosperous Sri Lanka.
Kovind also appreciated Wickremesinghe’s positive role in Sri Lanka’s active engagement with the world.
The President said that relations between India and Sri Lanka are unique, warm and friendly.
"They are based upon shared historical, cultural, ethnic and civilizational ties and extensive people-to-people linkages," said he.
The President said that development cooperation forms an important part of India-Sri Lanka bilateral engagement.
"India is keen to strengthen the economic pillar of its relationship with Sri Lanka. There is a lot that can be achieved, given the synergy and economic complementarities between the two countries," Kovind said.
The President reiterated India’s "firm commitment" to partner with Sri Lanka on projects of mutual interest.