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Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on official visit to SL

17 February 2017 - 78   - 0

Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will visit three key countries -China, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh-  beginning Saturday, Indian media reported.

Announcing the visits, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup was quoted in a report by DNA as saying  Jaishankar will travel to China to attend first round of India-China Strategic Dialogue on February 22. During the dialogue, the two sides will discuss key issues of mutual "concern and interest" including "friction points" such as Masood Azhar and NSG.

The Foreign Secretary will be in Sri Lanka from February 18-20 during which he will interact with the leadership there on possibilities of collaboration and cooperation in a number of sectors including power, highways, airport, hydrocarbon sector, etc. "The visit will continue the tradition of close exchanges with Sri Lanka that has gained momentum in the last two years.The visit would help in taking stock on various decisions taken during the meetings between the two leaderships," he said.

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