Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India is also working with Sri Lanka on the ethnic problem.
“Where Sri Lanka is concerned, the new Government is a valued partner with whom we are expanding bilateral cooperation, while addressing the ethnic problem,” she said while speaking at an event in New Delhi.
She said that the Indian Government embarked on a ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy from the very inception of the new Indian Government taking office.
“You will recall the invitation extended to our neighbourhood leaders to attend the swearing in of the Government. Since then, considerable progress has been made in these key relationships,” she said.
She said that as her Government proceeds to execute its mandate for change its foreign policy component would deliver to the fullest.
Swaraj says the goal of her Government is to utilise international relations to ensure a prosperous, secure and modern India that emerges as a leading power. (Colombo Gazette)