Meeting with Sri Lankan, Bhutanese ministers

Kathmandu, August 11

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met Bhutanese and Sri Lankan ministers on the sidelines of 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation ministerial meeting.

EAM Swaraj held a meeting with Bhutanese Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji and Sri Lanka’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake.

According to Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal Wellage Swarnalatha Parera Sri Lankan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake called on EAM Swaraj. According to her, it was a courtesy meeting but both leaders exchanged views on mutual relations.

They also shared views on making the initiation taken by BEMISTEC a success. Parera said the two leaders did not discuss regional issues. CPN Maoist-Center Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal also met Swaraj. Swaraj returned home this evening after concluding her 6th official visit to Nepal.