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* Sri Lanka President to undertake official visit to Russia
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 07:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake an official visit to the Russian Federation on 22-24 March 2017 at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today.

The upcoming visit will be the first official visit to Russia by a Sri Lankan leader since 1974, when Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike visited Moscow. The visit takes place as both countries celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment diplomatic relations this year.

During the visit, President Sirisena is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 23 March 2017. The official discussions are expected to review progress made in the longstanding bilateral relationship, including the way forward to further promote trade and investment between the two countries.

Several bilateral agreements in the areas of fisheries, tourism, cultural and education cooperation, including cooperation in the science and technology sector, are scheduled to be signed.

In order to actively promote trade and business linkages between the two countries, a Sri Lanka-Russia Business Forum will be held in Moscow, and Sri Lanka will be represented by a delegation of the Sri Lanka - Russia Business Council.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera and five other Cabinet Ministers are scheduled to accompany President Sirisena to the Russian Federation.

 


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