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SL thanks China and Russia for assistance to control Covid-19

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has expressed his gratitude to the Governments of Russia and China for the assistance extended to control the Covid-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

It said the Minister met with the Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yuri Meteriy and Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong at the Foreign Ministry last Wednesday (31).

On behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Foreign Minister expressed his gratitude to the Governments of Russia and China for the assistance extended to control the Covid-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka. 

The Minister also conveyed his appreciation over the support for Sri Lanka, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The Minister has met with the Ambassadors of the two countries separately and held discussions at length, on Sri Lanka’s friendly relations and bilateral cooperation with China and Russia, the Ministry said.