Modi Speaks To Sri Lanka President, Mauritius PM Over COVID-19

Modi with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (File Image) - Sakshi Post

PM Modi discussed COVID-19 situation with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth

Modi congratulated Prime Minister Jugnauth for successfully controlling COVID-19 in Mauritius

Modi conveyed his best wishes for the health and wellbeing of Sri Lankan people

NEW DELHI: Amid the rising cases of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed the situation arising out of the novel coronavirus pandemic with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth.

Sri Lanka is fighting COVID-19 effectively under Gotabaya Rajapaksa's leadership, PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

"India will continue to support our close maritime neighbour in dealing with the pandemic and its economic impact," he said.

The ministers agreed to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka and also strengthen investment links.

PM Modi congratulated Prime Minister Jugnauth for successfully controlling COVID-19 in Mauritius. "Our people share warm and special ties, based on shared culture and values. Indians will stand by their Mauritian brothers and sisters at this difficult time," he said.

An official statement later said President Rajapaksa briefed Modi on the steps being taken by his government to restart economic activity.

"In this context, both leaders agreed on the need to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka. They also discussed the possibilities of promoting investments and value-addition in Sri Lanka by the Indian private sector," the statement said.

During the conversation, PM Modi conveyed his best wishes for the health and wellbeing of Sri Lankan people.

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