Third round of talks in August – Nalin

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Minister of Trade, Commerce and Food Security Nalin Fernando said he is confident the third round of talks of the Russia-Sri Lanka Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation Commission could be held in August this year.

He was responding to a question posed in Parliament by NFF Leader Wimal Weerawansa yesterday (23).

The Minister said the third round of talks of the Russia-Sri Lanka Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation Commission, which was originally planned to be held last April, had not materialised due to the country’s political turmoil.

Therefore, Fernando asserted that measures will be taken to commence the talks in three months.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Food Security, in a Media release, said the subject Minister had met Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yury Matery recently. During these talks, they had discussed ways and means of importing essential items from Moscow.