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President Sirisena and PM Modi hold bilateral talks

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks today, a day after Modi was sworn in as the Indian Prime Minister.

The Indian Minsitry of External Affairs said that both leaders warmly welcomed each other and that Sirisena extended his wishes to Prime Minister Modi on his astounding party win and reiterated his desire to work together to strengthen relations between the two countries for peace, prosperity and security in our region.

Prime Minister Modi accepted President Sirisena’s wishes and reaffirmed India’s support and continued commitment to further foster friendly bilateral ties with Sri Lanka.

The leaders further noted that terrorism and extremism continue to pose a threat to humanity and committed to closer bilateral cooperation for peace and security in South Asia and the Indian Ocean.