Colombo: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena here and briefed him on the India-Sri Lanka joint commission meeting held on Friday.
“EAM @SushmaSwaraj briefed President @MaithripalaS on the outcomes of the 9th Indo-SL JCM held in Colombo on Feb 5,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.
The ninth session of the India-Sri Lanka was held here co-chaired by Sushma Swaraj and her Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera following which two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed.
According to one MoU, India will construct a surgical unit at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital in the island nation’s Eastern Province and supply medical equipment.
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Under the second MoU, India will aid in the renovation of 27 schools in the Northern Province.
The India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was established in 1992 as an effective mechanism to address matters pertaining to bilateral cooperation.
After arriving here on Friday on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka, Sushma Swaraj also called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.