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President returns after a successful tour of Russia

Jun 19, 2011 12:40:40 PM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa returns home concluding a very successful official visit to Russia.

The President on a special invitation participated in the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. The President was invited to participate as an observer at this Forum which discussed new trends in the global economy. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told the Sri Lankan leader that Russia was always prepared to extend optimum support to Sri Lanka on every occasion. Chinese President Hu Jintao gave an assurance that it will leave no room for unnecessary international mediation on Sri Lanka.

The meeting between the President Rajapaksa and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero took place yesterday. The Spanish Prime Minister said during the meeting at St. Petersburg, that the international community and international organisations such as the UN should help Sri Lanka.

The President, after holding several rounds of discussions, which also enabled to secure support from the world’s largest Gas Company for oil excavations, also visited several locations in Saint Petersburg. The President and his entourage returned home today concluding a very successful official visit.