Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday held talks with Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa and mentioned tasks and funding plans by India that will strengthen the economic system of the island nation.
In the course of the “detailed” digital assembly, Jaishankar additionally raised the difficulty of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody and urged for his or her early launch as a humanitarian gesture.
“Just concluded a detailed virtual meeting with Sri Lankan Finance Minister @RealBRajapaksa. Reaffirmed that India will be a steadfast and reliable partner of Sri Lanka,” Jaishankar tweeted after the assembly.
Simply concluded an in depth digital assembly with Sri Lankan Finance Minister @RealBRajapaksa.
Reaffirmed that India will likely be a steadfast and dependable accomplice of Sri Lanka. pic.twitter.com/aYgKEpkSFy
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) January 15, 2022
“We positively noted the extension of the USD 400 million swap facility and the deferred ACU settlement of USD 515.2 million. Discussed the early realisation of USD 1 billion term loan facility for essential commodities and of USD 500 million LoC for fuel purchase,” the exterior affairs minister stated.
Jaishankar stated he assured that India will take up with different worldwide companions initiatives to help Sri Lanka at this essential juncture.
“Welcomed the progress on Trincomalee Tank Farm which will contribute to energy security,” he stated in one other tweet.
“Considered projects and investment plans by India that would strengthen Sri Lankan economy,” Jaishankar stated.
“Urged early launch of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody as a humanitarian gesture, he added.