PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with BIMSTEC leaders

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral meetings with visiting leaders of BIMSTEC countries and Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.

A day after taking charge as Prime Minister for a second term, Modi held separate meetings with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, aiming to further strengthen bilateral ties.

In the first of a series of bilateral meetings with foreign leaders, Prime Minister had a warm meeting with President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena at Hyderabad House here.

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 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.

Yesterday, 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 congratulated Prime Minister Modi and invited him to visit Kyrgyzstan for the SCO Summit and a bilateral visit during 13-15 June.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also held a bilateral meeting with President of Bangladesh Md. Abdul Hamid and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest.

Founded in 1997, BIMSTEC currently represents over 1.5 billion people and having a combined gross domestic product of USD 3.5 trillion.

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