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Kumaratunga arrives on three-day visit

June 02, 2005 13:51 IST

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga arrived in New Delhi on Thursday on a three-day visit which is expected to cement the friendly and close relations between the two countries.

She was warmly received by Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

During her stay here, Kumaratunga will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the entire gamut of bilateral
issues.

She will also meet United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar.

Describing Sri Lanka as a very close and important neighbour, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna said there is no fixed agenda of talks between Kumaratunga and Dr Singh but issues of mutual interest are expected to figure in the discussions.


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