India-Sri Lanka Renew Ties: Jaishankar's Landmark Visit

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Sri Lankan leadership, including President Ranil Wickremesinghe, to strengthen bilateral relations. Key discussions centered on enhancing maritime security, renewable energy, and connectivity. The visit also included the commissioning of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, funded by India. Various housing projects were also inaugurated.


PTI | Colombo | Updated: 20-06-2024 20:57 IST | Created: 20-06-2024 20:57 IST
India-Sri Lanka Renew Ties: Jaishankar's Landmark Visit
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In a pivotal diplomatic move, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar engaged in comprehensive talks with Sri Lanka's top brass, including President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The discussions aimed at bolstering bilateral cooperation across multiple sectors ranging from energy to food security.

Thursday's meeting culminated in the commissioning of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Sri Lanka, funded by a USD 6 million Indian grant. This pivotal project underscores the deep-seated maritime security collaboration between the two nations amidst increasing Chinese influence in the region.

Additionally, the visit marked the virtual inauguration of numerous housing projects across Colombo, Trincomalee, and up-country estates, further cementing India's commitment to its 'Neighbourhood First' policy.

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