“Another old friend, from Sri Lanka. EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets former President Chandrika Kumaratunga,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted after Sushma Swaraj earlier on the day met with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai.
Yesterday Kumaratunga addressed the Raisina Dialogue, a global conclave on geopolitics and geo-economics organised by the external affairs ministry and the Observer Research Foundation.
In her address, she said that while cooperation and economic integration proceeded very fast in the rest of the world, economic integration in South Asia was very slow.
Lamenting that the India-Pakistan conflict prevented regional integration in South Asia, she, however, said that things were likely to change now with the rise of the post-Partition generation. (Colombo Gazette)