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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 9:07
President to visit Russia tomorrow
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President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake an official visit to the Russian Federation tomorrow at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin.

The upcoming visit will be the first official visit to Russia by a Sri Lankan leader since 1974.

The visit takes place as both countries celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment diplomatic relations.

During the visit, President Sirisena is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with his counterpart on 23rdMarch.

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 several areas are scheduled to be signed. These areas include fisheries, tourism, cultural and education cooperation, including cooperation in the science and technology sector,

In order to actively promote trade and business links 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.

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