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President Sirisena to meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – President Maithripala Sirisena who embarked on a 3 day official visit to Russia is scheduled to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin today for bilateral discussions at the Kremlin.

During the visit, the two countries will enter into several new agreements and Memorandums of Understanding to expand bilateral cooperation in several fields such as energy, trade and commerce, agriculture, education, judiciary and defence.

The visit is expected to further strengthen friendship and cooperation and enhance bilateral trade.

An agreement on Cooperation in Fisheries, a Protocol on Cooperation in Education and Culture and two Memorandums of Understanding on Cooperation in Education, Science and Technology and Culture will also be signed during the visit.

This is the first official tour of a Sri Lankan leader to Russia in four decades after the state visit of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1974.

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