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In PM Modi's schedule, brief stopover in Sri Lanka, temple visit in Tirupati

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is scheduled to make a brief stopover in on his way back to from the where he is on his first overseas visit after assuming office for a second term.

On his arrival, Modi will be received by his Sri Lankan counterpart

He will hold talks with Sri Lankan and will also meet Sri Lankan of Opposition and former and members of the Alliance.

Later in the day, the will offer prayers at in Tirupati, before returning to Newly-elected will accompany him to the holy shrine.

Modi reached the on a two-day visit to the archipelago nation and received a ceremonial welcome at the in Male on Saturday.

He was conferred with 'Nishan Izzuddeen', the Maldives' highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries. Modi later addressed the Maldivian Parliament, People's Majlis, where he touched upon various aspects of bilateral ties between the two nations, the need to eliminate terrorism, working together to combat climate change and other issues.

He held a flurry of meetings with several leaders of the island nation and discussed various issues to boost bilateral cooperation. During the meeting between Modi and Maldivian Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the two leaders discussed ways to bolster economic and cultural ties.

and inked six pacts for strengthening cooperation in various fields including health, defence and establishing a passenger and cargo ferry between the two

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 08:49 IST