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PM Narendra Modi holds 11 bilateral meetings


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held 11 bilateral meetings with various leaders on the sidelines of solar alliance summit. He began by meeting the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Bin Al Nahyan, he then met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid. He also held talks with leaders from the UAE, Seychelles, Comoros, Guyana, Fiji, Djibouti, Somalia, Mali and Rwanda.

Neighbourhood first! PM @narendramodi met Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, on his 5th visit to India as President, on the sidelines of the #ISA.

The leaders exchanged views on developmental cooperation, among other areas of bilateral cooperation,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

In his meeting with Hamid, Prime Minister Modi discussed connectivity, developmental cooperation, among other issues, he said.On the sidelines of the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), the two leaders discussed trade and investment, energy, food security, among other issues of bilateral interest, Kumar said.

In his meeting with Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Seychelles President Danny Faure and Comoros President Azali Assoumani, Modi discussed cooperation in the areas of capacity building, climate change and development cooperation. Modi also met Guyanese President David Arthur Granger and discussed ways to step up cooperation with the Caribbean nation.