Lanka assures support to Maldives

Sri Lanka has assured the new Maldives government continued assistance and cooperation.

The Maldives Foreign Ministry said that Maldives Foreign Minister Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah on Friday held official talks with External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris, who is in the Maldives on a four day official visit.

In the official talks held at Foreign Ministry both Foreign Ministers discussed ways of further strengthening the close historic ties of friendship and cooperation between the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

During the talks Professor Peiris assured the continued assistance and cooperation of Sri Lanka to the Maldives.

Minister Samad thanked the Sri Lankan Government for the contribution to the socio-economic advancement of the Maldives, especially through human resource development.

The Sri Lankan delegation included Sajin De Vass Gunawardena, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs, Sri Lankan High Commissioner W. W. M. R. D. S. Dela and other officials.