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My visit a piece of abnormal state engagement with Colombo: Sushma Swaraj

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said her visit to Sri Lanka is a piece of the abnormal state engagement with the new administration of Sri Lanka and "a chance to close the crevices" in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit one week from now.

In her comments at a supper facilitated by her Sri Lankan partner Mangala Samaraweera, she said President Maithripala Sirisena's visit to India in February "was an effective visit" amid which both sides inked four assentions.


"Our nations consented to four arrangements and MoUs. PM Modi reported a decrease of entrance expenses for Sri Lankan subjects going by the National Museum to pay praise to the Kapilvastu relics.

"He likewise acknowledged President Sirisena's welcome to visit Sri Lanka," she said.

Modi is to visit Sri Lanka on March 13 and 14, in the first reciprocal visit of an Indian head administrator since 1987.

She said, "The previous year has been wonderful in the historical backdrop of both our nations. Individuals in both the nations have voted in favor of progress. This has brought new force to the two-sided relationship."

"India and Sri Lanka are bound by ties of history, topography and society. Our organization should consequently, advance in the soul of being the closest of neighbors and companions, whose predeterminations are interwoven," she said.

She prior approached President Sirisena after her landing here.

(IANS)
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