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Ministry of Defence inks corporation agreement with Russia

The Ministry of Defence(MoD) of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation signed a corporation agreement yesterday.

MoD Sri Lanka, Law & Order, Additional Secretary Thusitha Wanigasingha and Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Igor Zubov signed the agreement on the sidelines of ‘INTERPOLITEX-2019’ exhibition held in Moscow, Russia.

‘INTERPOLITEX’ is one of the largest homeland security exhibitions in Europe.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov addressing the event stated that exhibition is an important platform for establishing contacts between the manufacturers of special-purpose equipment from Russia and other countries and different law-enforcement agencies that are engaged in fighting crime, countering terrorism, and protecting national security.

The Sri Lankan delegation also met with Colonel General Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, Adviser to Director General of JSC Rosoboronexport, the only Russian state intermediary company, which exports military and dual-purpose products, services and technologies abroad.

The representatives of JSC Rosoboronexport shared necessary information with Sri Lankan delegation.

The delegation included Superintendent of Police Shantha Raththepitiya, Superintendent of Police Kelum Thilakarathne and Counsellor Mohamed Anas at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow.