Indian Foreign Secretary to arrive in Sri Lanka during this weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 8:03

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Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar will lead a business delegation to Sri Lanka this weekend to promote Indian business and investment in the island in accordance with the Indian government's policy of using diplomacy to promote India's trade and investment abroad,

The visit, scheduled to begin Saturday, reportedly aims to compete with China, which has a large economic footprint in Sri Lanka and other countries in India's neighborhood.

However Jaishankar will not be discussing the proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement with Sri Lanka.

Foreign Secretary Jaishankar and his team will interact with top Sri Lankan officials and businessmen over three days on possibilities of collaboration and cooperation in a wide range of fields.