President Sirisena receives invitation from Russian President

Monday, 17 October 2016 - 12:02


President Maithripala Sirisena who is participating in BIMSTEC in India conducted bilateral discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

President’s Media Unit stated Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended an invitation to his Sri Lankan counterpart for a tour of Russia.

Meanwhile Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to deepen bilateral pragmatic cooperation within the Belt and Road framework.

To further their relations, Xi suggested the two sides maintain high-level contacts and political communication, and continue to show mutual support on issues concerning each other’s core interests.

He called on the two sides to deepen cooperation in the sectors of trade, port operation, infrastructure construction, port-vicinity industrial parks, production capacity and people’s livelihood.

Xi voiced hope that the two sides will make good preparations for the activities celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties and encourage more exchanges among all sectors of society, including local affairs, Buddhist community, youth, think-tanks and media.

The Chinese president also suggested the two sides expand cooperation in the fields of tourism, ocean, security and disaster preparedness and mitigation.