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1 Feb 2019

Belarus, Sri Lanka agree to bolster ties in trade, economy

Belarus, Sri Lanka agree to bolster ties in trade, economy
Andrei Rzheussky and Maithripala Sirisena. Photo courtesy of MFA

MINSK, 1 February (BelTA) – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to India and concurrently to Sri Lanka Andrei Rzheussky presented his credentials to Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

During the meeting, the Belarusian ambassador and the president of Sri Lanka noted the need to intensify bilateral relations in the political, trade, economic, humanitarian and other areas.

Andrei Rzheussky also met with Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ravinatha Aryasinha. The diplomats agreed to step up cooperation not only in  politics but also in trade and economy. Consideration was also given to tourism, education and humanitarian projects. The parties also discussed ways of expanding the legal framework, and resuming political consultations.

The Belarusian ambassador plans to travel to Colombo to meet with the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and discuss the whole range of issues on the bilateral agenda.


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