External affairs minister Jaishankar meets Lankan President Gotabaya

S Jaishankar, external affairs minister, Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, welcoming ceremony, Rashtrapati Bhavan
S Jaishankar, Indian External Affairs minister met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday. Photo: ANI/Twitter

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday (November 29) met newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during which a range of bilateral and regional issues were discussed, officials said.

Rajapaksa arrived here on Thursday (November 28) on a three-day visit, in his first overseas tour after taking over the reins of Sri Lanka 10 days back in reflection of the importance he attaches to ties with India.

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The Sri Lankan leader was given a ceremonial welcome in the morning at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were present on the occasion.