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Jaishankar to go to Colombo on June 20

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EAM S. Jaishankar with Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi on June 10, 2024.
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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will arrive in Colombo on June 20, in his official first go to to a neighbouring nation because the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s coalition authorities assumed cost in India earlier this month.

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Confirming his Indian counterpart’s go to, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry informed The Hindu on Tuesday that initiatives that India and Sri Lanka have agreed to collectively implement will probably be reviewed. “We will review progress in projects in various sectors such as renewable energy and connectivity, and look at ways to expedite them,” Mr. Sabry stated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s doable go to to Sri Lanka this yr may even be mentioned, he stated. In addition to holding talks with the Sri Lankan management, EAM Jaishankar will meet politicians throughout Sri Lankan political events which are making ready for nationwide elections scheduled this yr.

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On June 10, Mr. Jaishankar referred to as on President Ranil Wickremesinghe who was in New Delhi for the swearing in ceremony of PM Modi. Following the assembly Mr. Wickremesinghe’s workplace stated Mr. Jaishankar spoke on the “swift resumption of development projects initiated in Sri Lanka with Indian investments, which had been halted midway.” Further, Mr. Jaishankar highlighted plans for an industrial zone within the japanese district of Trincomalee to be established by the Indian authorities, which “will attract numerous Indian investors and potentially investors from other countries”, the assertion stated.

In a joint imaginative and prescient assertion launched throughout President Wickremesinghe’s go to to New Delhi in in July 2023, the 2 international locations famous that the continued cooperation in growing the Trincomalee oil tank farms was “a reflection of our endeavour to develop mutually beneficial cooperation projects”. Further, they agreed to develop Trincomalee as “a national and regional hub of industry, energy and economic activity”. India is partnering Sri Lanka in its push for renewable power, via photo voltaic, LNG and wind energy initiatives within the island nation’s north and east.

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