Foreign Affairs Minister of Sri Lanka, Ali Sabry, met with India’s Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, on May 3 to discuss the further strengthening of bilateral relations and economic partnership between the two nations. The meeting, held on the sidelines of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Seoul, was attended by around 3,000-4,000 participants, including Ministers of Finance, Governors of Central Banks, Senior Officials of the major global banks, companies, and media.
During the meeting, Sabry expressed his gratitude to Sitharaman and the Indian government for their assistance and support towards Sri Lanka during its difficult and challenging times, contributing positively towards its recovery process. The foreign minister will also deliver a statement at the Governor’s Business Session on May 4, among other interventions during the period.
The Director General of the Department of External Resources, Ajith Abeysekera, is accompanying Sabry on the visit.