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Modi, Rajapaksa agree to Accelerate India-aided development Jobs in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday agreed to Quicken Indian-assisted development Jobs in Sri Lanka and Also Discussed the possibility of Boosting investments by India’s private Business.

The move assumes significance against the background of China’s joint push to develop infrastructure projects from Sri Lanka and other nations under its Belt and Road Initiative, which has resulted in criticism against the US about those nations being vulnerable to predatory loans.

The development endeavors figured when Modi talked on the phone with Rajapaksa concerning the Covid-19 outbreak and its economic and health influences in the area. Rajapaksa briefed Modi on measures being taken by his administration to resume economic activity.

“In this circumstance, the two leaders agreed on the necessity to quicken Indian-assisted development jobs in Sri Lanka.

The prime minister had a phone conversation with his counterpart at Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth, also discussed improving cooperation in many areas, such as measures to encourage the financial industry of Mauritius.

Jugnauth conveyed his condolences for reductions brought on by cyclone Amphan at India and thanked Modi for delivering the Indian warship INS Kesari into Mauritius with a consignment of medications along with also a 14-member medical group to assist health authorities to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kesari came in Port Louis on Saturday using another consignment of key medicines, which have been obtained by health minister Kailesh Jagutpal. The dispatch comprises 10 tonnes of cosmetic drugs. The source of medications and the group was organized at the request of the authorities of Mauritius.

The first consignment of 13 tonnes of key medicines from India, such as 500,000 hydroxychloroquine pills, came on a particular Air India trip on April 15.

Modi conveyed his admiration for the Covid-19 answer mounted by Mauritius, which has led to no new cases being reported for many weeks. He explained Mauritius should record its best practices, which will be helpful for different nations.