Kovind lauded the environment-friendly measures undertaken by Sri Lanka.
"He admired the Sri Lankan President's vision for ensuring economic development with environment sustainability. He praised Sri Lanka's Surya Bala Sangra Maya initiative in the solar energy sector," the statement said.
Kovind said the relation between the two countries was unique and based on shared historical, cultural, ethnic and civilisational ties, and extensive people-to-people linkages.
"The President was happy to note that the close political ties between the two countries have gained momentum during the past three years. The President said that India and Sri Lanka must promote greater progress in trade, commerce, connectivity and development cooperation," it said.
The President said India shared Sri Lanka's emphasis on areas such as power, renewable energy, ocean resources, organic agricultural practices, port and airport facilities.
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