Secretary of the Safety Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev has referred to as on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the Presidential Secretariat on Monday (November 22).
Mr. Patrushev serves because the Secretary of the Safety Council of the Russian Federation since 2008, having beforehand served within the Committee for State Safety (KGB) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and of the Federal Safety Service of Russia.
Bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Russia will mark the sixty fifth anniversary on February 19, 2022. Mr. Patrushev’s go to will additional strengthen the ties between the 2 international locations, President Rajapaksa remarked in the course of the assembly.
He additionally thanked Mr. Patrushev for offering 5,000 doses of Sputnik vaccines to Sri Lanka, for Russia’s help in making the Covid-19 vaccination drive a hit, and for the 49,379 Russian vacationers who arrived on the island final yr even amidst the pandemic scenario.
Sri Lanka needs to develop its export product vary beneath the Russian GSP scheme. The President stated Russian buyers are invited to put money into the Colombo Port Metropolis, and in vitality, pharmaceutical, ICT, agriculture, infrastructure, oil and gasoline exploration, and logistics sectors.
President Rajapaksa recommended Russia’s position as a Everlasting Member of the UN Safety Council in selling the pursuits and considerations of growing international locations within the areas of peace and safety and expressed gratitude for Russia’s sturdy assist to Sri Lanka within the UN Human Rights Council periods.
Russia prolonged immense assist in Sri Lanka’s struggle in opposition to terrorism. The President stated Sri Lanka is able to deepen bilateral cooperation in addressing extremism, terrorism, and cyber threats, together with sharing of intelligence data and countering terrorist financing.
Russian Ambassador in Sri Lanka Yury Materiy, Deputy Secretaries of the Safety Council of the Russian Federation Aleksander Venediktov and Oleg Khramov, Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera, Principal Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Overseas Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage and a workforce of Russian diplomats additionally attended the stated assembly.