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Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Karunasena Hettiarachchi

On June 5, the Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Karunasena Hettiarachchi within the Asia Security Summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue.

Anatoly Antonov expressed satisfaction with the results of the bilateral cooperation in the military and technical spheres, focusing on interaction in the military naval field.

Karunasena Hettiarachchi reaffirmed the intentions of further strengthening and development of mutual contacts.

Within the meeting the Russian Deputy Defence Minister pointed out the future directions of the Russian-Sri Lankan cooperation including the one in the field of preparation of military officers in the educational institutions of the Russian Defence Ministry.

At the same time Anatoly Antonov turned the attention of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence to the necessity of development of the legal framework for mutual contacts in the military sphere.

The parties positively estimated the developing cooperation.

The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere.

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