Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan partner Mahinda Rajapaksa will hold a virtual bilateral summit on September 26, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday.

The ministry said the summit will offer a chance to the two leaders to extensively survey the expansive framework of the bilateral relationship.

The two leaders are required to think on a host of issues like approaches to additionally extend against fear collaboration, support in general defence and trade ties as well as usage of India’s advancement projects in Sri Lanka.

The long-pending Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is additionally prone to figure in the discussions. India has been pitching for satisfying the desires of the Tamil community in the island country.

“The virtual bilateral summit will give an opportunity to the two leaders to comprehensively review the broad framework of the bilateral relationship soon after the Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka and in the context of the time-tested friendly ties between the two countries,” the MEA said in a statement.

A month ago, Rajapaksa was confirmed as Sri Lankan Prime Minister for a new term after his party, Sri Lanka People’s Front, made sure about a 66% larger part in the parliamentary polls.

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