July 13, 2020 | 2:02 PM IST
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PM Modi interacts with Mauritian PM, Sri Lankan President over Coronavirus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up his Mauritian counterpart PK Jugnauth and Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on Saturday, to discuss various aspects related with Novel Coronavirus.
In a series of tweets, the PM wrote, “Had an excellent talk with President @GotabayaR. Sri Lanka is fighting COVID-19 effectively under his leadership. India will continue to support our close maritime neighbour in dealing with the pandemic and its economic impact.”
Another tweet read, “We agreed to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka, and also strengthen investment links.

In other tweet, he thanked PM Jugnauth for the ‘warm conversation’ and congratulated him ‘for successfully controlling COVID-19 in Mauritius’. He also assured all possible help to the country in this time of global distress.
His another tweet read, “Our people share warm and special ties, based on shared culture and values. Indians will stand by their Mauritian brothers and sisters at this difficult time.”
Later, an official statement from the PM’s office stated that the PM also shared tips with the Sri Lankan President on restarting economic activity. The statement read, "In this context, both leaders agreed on the need to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka. They also discussed the possibilities of promoting investments and value-addition in Sri Lanka by the Indian private sector.”
Since the Coronavirus pandemic has made its global existence, PM Modi has been frequently interacting with the different nations across the globe.

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