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PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with leaders of BIMSTEC countries

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, the two leaders discussed bilateral issues of interest.

President Sirisena reiterated his desire to work together to strengthen relations between the two countries for peace, prosperity and security in the region.

Prime Minister  Modi conveyed his government’s continued commitment to further foster friendly bilateral ties with Sri Lanka.

The leaders noted that terrorism and extremism continue to pose a threat to humanity and committed to closer bilateral cooperation for peace and security in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region.

Prime Minister Modi also met Mauritius Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. The two leaders exchanged views on a range of bilateral issues, including development cooperation.

Prime Minister Modi reiterated his commitment to further strengthening the fraternal and enduring bilateral ties between the two countries in all spheres.

Both leaders agreed to work together to achieve the shared vision of security and growth of the two countries and the Indian Ocean region.

PM Modi also held bilateral meetings with Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, and Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Modi held a bilateral meeting with President of Kyrgyz Republic, Sooronbay Jeenbekov at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

This was his first engagement after being sworn in as Prime Minister for the second term.

President Jeenbekov warmly congratulated Prime Minister Modi and reiterated the invitation for him to visit Kyrgyzstan for the SCO Summit and a bilateral visit during 13-15 June.

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