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Kovind welcomes Lankan prez, lauds his leadership

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Political ties between and have gained momentum during the past three years, said today as he welcomed Sri Lankan here.

Sirisena, who is in to participate in the International Solar Alliance Summit, called on the at the today, an official statement said.

Kovind said had played a stellar role in Sri Lanka's active re-engagement with the world. "His leadership has been reassuring for and the region, and beyond," he added.

Kovind lauded the environment-friendly measures undertaken by

"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 and 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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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 22:55 IST