Ram Nath Kovind welcomed Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Vastavam web: Political ties between India and Sri Lanka have gained momentum during the past three years, President Ram Nath Kovind said today as he welcomed Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena here.Sirisena, who is in New Delhi to participate in the International Solar Alliance Summit, called on the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today, an official statement said.Kovind lauded the environment-friendly measures undertaken by Sri Lanka.

“He admired the Sri Lankan President’s vision for ensuring economic development with environment sustainability. He praised Sri Lanka’s Surya Bala Sangra Maya initiative in the solar energy sector,” the statement said.”The President was happy to note that the close political ties between the two countries have gained momentum during the past three years. The President said that India and Sri Lanka must promote greater progress in trade, commerce, connectivity and development cooperation,” it said.