Modi meets Sri Lankan president in Nepal, discusses bilateral cooperation

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had a positive exchange of views with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on strengthening development cooperation and other areas of bilateral ties.
The two leaders met in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on the sidelines of the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit.
“Cementing cooperation with a valued neighbour and close friend. President @MaithripalaS and PM @narendramodi meet on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.
“Good and positive exchange of views on strengthening development cooperation and other areas of bilateral relationship,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted after the meeting.
The BIMSTEC is a regional grouping comprising Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. The grouping accounts for 22 per cent of the global population. (PTI)