The 10th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between the Sri Lanka and the Russian Federation were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in Moscow, on Friday 08 October 2021. The consultations were co-chaired by the Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Ambassador Igor Morgulov.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed existing multifaceted relations between Sri Lanka and Russia encompassing political, economic and cultural spheres as well as people–to-people contacts. In discussions, the two sides also referred to cooperation in defence, education, connectivity and tourism, and in combatting COVID-19, among others. Recalling the longstanding historic relations and strong partnership between the two countries, both sides reaffirmed cooperation on issues of mutual interest in multilateral fora. The discussion also focused on regional and international issues of mutual interest. Both sides looked forward to the celebration of the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Russia in 2022.
The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia Prof. Janitha Abeywickrema Liyanage, the Ambassador of Russia in Sri Lanka Yury B. Materiy, officials of the Foreign Ministries of Sri Lanka and Russia and of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Moscow, participated in the consultations.