Russian, Sri Lankan foreign ministers discuss Covid control, bilateral trade

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the fight against the coronavirus pandemic as well as the issues of bilateral trade with his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena in a phone conversation on Monday.

At the initiative of the Sri Lankan side, a telephone conversation took place on June 7 between Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Dinesh Gunawardena, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Facebook.

“Current issues of the bilateral agenda were discussed, including the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus infection, Russian-Sri Lankan trade, economic and military-technical cooperation, humanitarian relations,” the Russian Foreign Ministry statement said.

The two sides also agreed to continue coordination of their actions in the UN and other multilateral platforms.