President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he had a conversation with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin on July 6, calling it productive. He wrote about this on Twitter.
Rajapaksa said he asked Putin for credit support to import fuel into the country to overcome current economic problems, and also "made a modest request" for the resumption of air traffic between the countries.
“We unanimously agreed that strengthening bilateral relations in sectors such as tourism, trade and culture is of paramount importance for strengthening friendship between our countries,” Rajapaksa stressed.
He also thanked the President of Russia for the support provided by the government of the Russian Federation in overcoming the problems.
At the end of June, Gotabaya Rajapaksa turned to Vladimir Putin with a request for cooperation in the field of oil supplies.
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