India, Sri Lanka to hold bilateral summit

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa will hold a virtual bilateral summit on September 26, the Ministry of External Affairs today said.

“The bilateral summit will give an opportunity to the two leaders to comprehensively review the broad framework of the bilateral relationship soon after the Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka and in the context of the time-tested friendly ties between the two countries,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

This virtual summit will be the first official interaction between the leaders after they met in New Delhi in February this year.

Earlier last week, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had telephoned and conveyed their birthday wishes to PM Modi.

They expressed strong desire and commitment to further strengthen the relationship between the two neighbouring countries.