India to help Sri Lanka deal with economic challenges

India says it will help Sri Lanka deal with the economic challenges faced as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

India’s New High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay said that New Delhi will help Colombo to deal with the economic challenges precipitated by the COVID-19 crisis and this will be one of his very important tasks.

“This is going to be one of my very important tasks, to work with the leadership of Sri Lanka, to work with Sri Lanka authorities to chart the way forward for cooperation and dealing with the economic challenges posed by COVID 19. We share a common commitment to shared prosperity and peace and security,” he said.

Speaking WION news, Baglay who presented his credentials just recently via video conference said that with a vision and commitment Indian diplomacy is more than committed to adequately address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 situation.

With 1200 Indian nationals registering for repatriation, he also talked about how the mission is reaching out to stranded Indian nationals in the country. (Colombo Gazette)


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