The Indian government has always been supportive of Sri Lanka and was “trying to help” the neighbouring country through its present economic crisis, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Sunday. The EAM also clarified that there is “no refugee crisis right now”.
Arriving on a three-day visit to Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, Jaishankar spoke to reporters outside airport. “We have been very supportive of Sri Lanka. We are trying to help and we are always very helpful where they are concerned,” Jaishankar said.
“They are right now working through their problems, so we have to wait and see what they do.” The EAM was responding to questions regarding the economic crisis in Sri Lanka.
The Union Minister, reacting to the queries regarding refugee crisis, said: “There is no refugee crisis right now.” When asked for the reason of his visit, Jaishankar said that there were several.
He wanted to spend time with his party colleagues here and understand how they are doing and what is happening here, Jaishankar said, NDTV reported.
Jaishankar, speaking of the BJP’s prospects in the southern state, said prospects of the party were “very good” all over the country.
“There is no exception to it anywhere. But we will always try and keep working to improve the prospects,” Jaishankar said.
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