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MEETING WITH THE AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF SRI LANKA
On 20 April 2021, the Director of the Executive Committee of the SCO RATS, Gyesov D.F., received Mr Lamawansa M.D., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation, being concurrent to the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Moldova, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, paid a working visit to Tashkent.
Ghyesov D.F. noted that, in accordance with the Memorandum on Granting Dialogue Partner Status to Sri Lanka, the area of security had been identified as one of the main areas of cooperation. In this context, he stressed the importance of establishing close cooperation between the SCO Regional Counter-terrorism Structure and the competent Sri Lankan authority in combating terrorism, provided information on the tasks, structure and activities of the Regional Counter-Terrorism Structure.
Mr Lamawansa M.D. reported on threats to the security of Sri Lanka as well as counter-terrorism measures taken by the authorities and also stressed the interest of the Sri Lankan side in practical cooperation with the SCO RATC.
The meeting also discussed the problems of international and regional security and reached an agreement on further working to establish a legal framework for cooperation between the SCO-RATS and the competent Sri Lankan authority.
The meeting was held in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and constructive dialogue.
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