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PM Modi: An opportunity to begin new chapter in India Sri Lanka ties

Sep 26, 2020 16:35 IST

During India-Sri Lanka virtual bilateral summit on Saturday, PM Modi told the Sri Lankan PM that under India's ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, India “gives special priority to relations between the two countries. The two leaders deliberated on a host of issues like ways to further deepen overall defence and trade ties as well as expansion of existing cooperation in several key areas. PM Modi announced grant assistance of 15 million US dollars for promotion of Buddhist ties between the two countries, the MEA said. PM Modi expressed hope that the temporary restrictions imposed by the Sri Lankan side on imports of some products will be relaxed soon. Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa thanked India for the successful operation to douse off the fire on MT New Diamond ship and invited PM Modi to inaugurate Jaffna Cultural Centre

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