India-Sri Lanka to hold first virtual summit: Focus on military cooperation and economic cooperation

In the first virtual engagement with a neighbouring country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday (Sept 26, 2020). The Virtual Summit is in line with India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ approach and SAGAR doctrine.

Besides reviewing the broad framework of the bilateral relationship, deepened collaborative partnership on key issues of mutual interest, the focus of the talks between the two leaders will be on enhancing economic cooperation, maritime security, defence, power sector, culture, tourism etc.

The relations have been growing and have witnessed several high-level visits and the two sides have been working towards strengthening not only economic relations but the two sides have been focusing on other sectors too. Indian investments in the manufacturing sector are another area of interest for the Sri Lankan side.

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