Indian FM Natwar Singh arrives in Colombo
[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 June 2005, 13:22 GMT]
Mr. K.Natwar Singh, Indian External Affairs Minister, arrived in Colombo
Thursday evening to attend the sixth session of the Indo-Sri Lanka Joint
Commission scheduled to begin Friday. He told the press at the
airport on his arrival that diplomatic relations between India and Sri Lanka
will play a vital role in strengthening regional peace and stability.
Mr Singh added that India would contribute to the stability and lasting peace in
Diplomatic relations between India and Sri Lanka have been strengthened
after tsunami disaster, Colombo media sources quoted
Mr.Natwar Singh as saying to media persons.
Mr. Natwar Singh will hold wide-ranging discussions with a cross-section of
Sri Lankan political leadership during his two day-visit. Mr.Natwar Singh will hold talks with
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse, Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe, leader of the
main opposition United National Party and other representatives of
political parties, sources in Colombo said.
Kumaratunge will host a dinner in honor of the visiting Minister.
Mr.Natwar Singh is scheduled to leave for India on 11 June.