President meets Indian President and PM today

Monday, 16 February 2015 - 7:45

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New Delhi yesterday on a four-day official visit, his first foreign trip after he assumed office last month.

India's Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, P. Radhakrishnan and India's High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha along with senior government officials warmly welcomed the President and his wife at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

President Sirisena was invited to visit New Delhi by Indian Prime Minister Modi when he called him congratulate on his election victory.

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

During his visit, the Sri Lankan President is expected to hold discussions with Indian leaders on a wide range of issues.

During the Sri Lankan President's visit the two countries are scheduled sign several bilateral agreements including a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of agriculture.

While in New Delhi, the President will also discuss bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the fields of highways, higher education and investment promotion, and sign relevant agreements.

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Finance Minister Arun Jaitly also are scheduled to call on the President.

He will also have discussions with several other political leaders including Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.