Lanka hosts trilateral dialogue on maritime security cooperation | Sunday Observer

Lanka hosts trilateral dialogue on maritime security cooperation

29 November, 2020
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Maldivian Defence Minister Mariya Didi arriving at the trilateral dialogue on maritime security cooperation at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo yesterday.
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Maldivian Defence Minister Mariya Didi arriving at the trilateral dialogue on maritime security cooperation at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo yesterday.

India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Maldivian Defence Minister Maria Didi arrived in Colombo on Friday to participate in the high-level trilateral dialogue on maritime security cooperation between India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Sri Lanka is hosting the fourth trilateral meeting on maritime security cooperation with its two neighbouring states, India and the Maldives. The dialogue this year is after a lapse of six years. The last meeting was held in New Delhi in 2014. The top Indian envoy called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and met Defence Secretary Major General (Rtd.)Kamal Gunaratne on Friday. "NSA conveyed greetings from [email protected] and recalled the contribution of the successful Virtual Bilateral Summit between the two leaders to progress in bilateral cooperation,” the Indian High Commission in Colombo said in a tweet following the bilateral meeting.

Maldivian Defence Minister also called on the Prime Minister on Friday and had a detailed discussion on deepening the bilateral partnership between the two nations on the sidelines of the summit.

Foreign Minister and Leader of the House, Dinesh Gunawardena was the chief guest at the meeting at Hotel Taj Samudra yesterday. Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage, Tri Forces Commanders and the new IGP were also present.

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