Newly-elected President Droupadi Murmu while extending felicitations to Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that India has been committed to assist the people of Sri Lanka in overcoming the challenges posed by the economic crises.
President Murmu in a letter to Sri Lanka President Wickremesinghe emphasized on India’s neighbourhood first policy.
“As a close neighbour, India has been committed to assist the people of Sri Lanka in overcoming the challenges posed by the economic crisis, guided by our ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy,” the letter read.
President Murmu in the letter hoped that the long-standing bilateral partnership, between the two countries, based on the shared heritage and deep people-to-people ties, will further strengthen.
“I would like to thank you for your warm letter of congratulations on my assumption of the office of President of India. I take the opportunity to extend my felicitations to you on your recent election as the 8th President of Sri Lanka by the Parliament of Sri Lanka,” it added.
She also wished the Sri Lankan president success on his assuming the “responsibilities and challenges” in office at a “critical juncture for Sri Lanka.”
Earlier, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe extended his greetings to Droupadi Murmu on her assumption of office as the 15th President of India and said that he is looking forward to working closely with her towards this end.
“Her Excellency Smt. Droupadi Murmu President of the Republic of India Excellency, The Government and the people of Sri Lanka join me in extending warm felicitations on your assumption of office as the President of the Republic of India,” Wickremesinghe said in a statement.