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    Sri Lanka and Russian to enhance bilateral trade ties

    September 19, 2014

    The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has taken step to establish a joint commission with the Russian Federation to enhance the bilateral trade ties.

     

    The Cabinet has approved a proposal made by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen to enter into an agreement to establish an "Inter-governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation" with Russia to enhance cooperation between the two countries in those fields.


    According to the government, the bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Russia has been increasing over the years.

     

    Sri Lanka's exports to Russia have increased from US$ 11.6 million in 2001 to US$ 279.91 million in 2013 while Sri Lanka's imports from Russia have increased from US$ 3.7 million to US$ 145.85 million during the same period. 

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