The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Sri Lanka Yury Materiy called on Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry on 28 July. Congratulating Minister Sabry on his appointment, Ambassador Materiy handed over a message of felicitation from the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the new Foreign Minister.
The Ambassador apprised the Foreign Minister of significant aspects of the traditionally strong partnership between Sri Lanka and Russia. The Minister expressed his deep appreciation for Russia’s support towards Sri Lanka in bilateral and multilateral fora. He also expressed confidence in the further consolidation of cooperation, with particular attention to enhancing business ties, tourism and connectivity.
The Deputy Head of Mission of the Russian Embassy in Colombo and senior officials of the Foreign Ministry were present during the meeting.