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* Leaders of Sri Lanka, Maldives hold bilateral talks in New Delhi
Mon, May 26, 2014, 07:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 26, New Delhi: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom held bilateral discussions in New Delhi this evening.

The two leaders discussed a number of matters of mutual interest, including the joint economic commission, the President's Media Unit said in a statement.

The progress of the memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on youth and skills development, sports and training in various sectors was discussed. The MoUs were signed when the Maldivian President was in Sri Lanka on a state visit in January of this year.

President Rajapaksa thanked Maldives for its support to Sri Lanka in the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC), noting that Maldivian officials in Geneva worked actively on behalf of Sri Lanka.

During the meeting President Gayoom made a special request to President Rajapaksa to visit Maldives.

The Maldivian President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Dunya Maumoon and a high-level delegation.

The Sri Lankan delegation consisted of Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Livestock and Rural Community Development Arumugam Thondaman, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, Mayor of the Jaffna Municipal Council Mrs. Yogeswaray Patgunarajah, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Seneviratne.

(Photos by Nalin Hewapathirana)

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