ECONOMYNEXT – India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will be the first high-profile guest of the government this year as he arrives tomorrow for a two day visit the Foreign Ministry announced.
Jaishankar will have talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
While this official visit marks the first arrival of a high-level foreign dignitary in Sri Lanka in 2021, it becomes also the first foreign visit for Jaishankar in the New Year, a press release from the Foreign Ministry said.
Through high-level exchanges, both sides are looking forward to strengthen the bilateral relationship in multiple areas of cooperation.
The visit is arranged through the air-bubble concept amidst Covid-19 travel restrictions in both countries. (Colombo, January 4, 2021)
Reported by Arjuna Ranawana