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Modi, Rajapaksa agree to speed up India-aided development projects in Sri Lanka

The Meet

Indian PM Narendra Modi and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday utterly decided to some budding action.

They together agreed on increasing Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka.

It also included discussing the possibilities of promoting various investments by India’s private sector.

It gives importance to the entire backdrop of China’s concentrated push to develop infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka.

China had also forced other countries under its Belt and Road initiative, which undeniably led the US to criticize China’s actions.

These developmental projects figured when Modiji spoke on a call with President Rajapaksa, about the entire coronavirus problem and its health as well as economic impacts in the regions.

The President, in turn, briefed Modiji about what he has planned to do in order to restart their economy.

The Agreement

Both the leaders agreed on the need to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka.

Modiji was quick to assure President Rajapaksa that India will continue to provide every possible support to their country during the course of the entire suffrage.

 

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Source- Jatin Verma

Modiji also had a telephonic conversation with the PM of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth, and discussed bettering their relations in a few areas.

Jugnauth was certain to thank Narendra Modi for sending the Indian warship INS Kesari to Mauritius.

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Source- The Financial Express

INS Kesari

The shipment included 10 tonnes of Ayurvedic medicines.

Kesari also brought with it, a community medicine specialist, an anesthesiologist and a pulmonologist.

13 tonnes of mandatory drugs were supplied from India, including 5 lakh hydroxychloroquine tablets.

These arrived on a special Air India flight on the 15th of April.

Modiji had conveyed his admiration for the Coronavirus response mounted by Mauritius.

It resulted in no new further cases being reported for weeks and weeks to come.

He said Mauritius should document its journey, this would be indeed helpful for every other country that’s struggling with the virus.

 

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