Indian media have reported that Sri Lanka, Japan and India discussed in a tripartite meeting at the ambassadorial level how relations can be built to create a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Hiroshi Suzuki, the Ambassador of Japan to India, said while addressing the inaugural session of India, Sri Lanka and Japan tripartite cooperation that South Asia is a major stakeholder in creating a free and open Indo-Pacific region and that relations with India and Sri Lanka are important to Japan and that both Sri Lanka and India are essential partners.
Mr Suzuki has also pointed out that it is very important for Sri Lanka to carry out a transparent and fair debt restructuring with the participation of all bilateral creditors.
Also, Mr Suzuki said that the financial support provided by India to Sri Lanka was commendable and that support helped to restructure the debt.
Speaking there, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Milind Morogoda stated that India’s support was a great strength for Sri Lanka to recover from the economic crisis.
Mr Morogoda has also indicated that this is the right time for the private sector of India and Japan to contribute more by investing in Sri Lanka.