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QUESTION NO.2736 MEETING WITH FOREIGN SECRETARY OF SRI LANKA

August 10, 2017

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2736
TO BE ANSWERED ON 10.08.2017

MEETING WITH FOREIGN SECRETARY OF SRI LANKA

2736. SHRI R. VAITHILINGAM:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Foreign Secretary met his Lankan counterpart recently, if so, the details thereof; and

(b) whether the issues of attacks on Indian Tamil fishermen were taken up during the discussions, and if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI M.J. AKBAR)

(a) Foreign Secretary visited Sri Lanka in April 2017 and held discussions with his counterpart and senior Sri Lankan leaders. A range of bilateral issues was covered in his talks.

(b) He reiterated India’s concerns on this matter and urged that a constructive approach be taken.

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