Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sri Lanka thanks Russia for support at UN forums

Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 4:38 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Mar 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka expressed its gratitude to Russia for the support extended to Sri Lanka by Russia in all UN forums last week.

The Sri Lanka UN Mission in Geneva said that Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Dayan Jayatilleke greeted the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva last Saturday.

Foreign Minister Lavrov delivered a landmark speech at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Saturday March 7th, the day after he met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Geneva, setting an opportunity for improvement of US-Russian strategic relations.

Russia earlier ruled out a move by Mexico to discuss the current military conflict and humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka in the Security Council.