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Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry Meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

 Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, Ali Sabry, currently in Russia to participate in the BRICS 2024 Foreign Ministerial Session with developing countries, held a bilateral meeting on Monday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

During the meeting, the two Foreign Ministers agreed to further enhance bilateral ties, including in the spheres of tourism, higher education, and economic cooperation, according to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow.

Minister Sabry raised the issue of Sri Lankan citizens who have joined the Russian Armed Forces, seeking assistance from his Russian counterpart to resolve the challenges they face.

It was agreed that the forthcoming meeting on June 26-27, 2024, between the Sri Lankan high-level delegation led by State Minister of Foreign Affairs Tharaka Balasuriya and the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, will review these issues in detail and take suitable action to address the situation.

Additionally, at Minister Ali Sabry’s request, it was agreed that no further recruitment from Sri Lanka will be conducted.

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