Besides the visit to the XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum which was held from 2-5 June 2021, Hon. Wimal Weerawansa, Minister of Industries of Sri Lanka and Hon. Ajith Nivard Cabraal State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms of Sri Lanka met Sri Lankan students based in St. Petersburg, Russia. H.E. Prof. M.D. Lamawansa, Ambassador of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation also joined the two Sri Lankan ministers in the meeting.
Discussions centered on matters pertaining to strengthening of bilateral relations with St. Petersburg in all sectors; enhancing trade volumes, diversifying export baskets, Research & Development cooperation in different sectors with both countries, investment and joint venture opportunities available in Sri Lanka for energy sector, consular matters etc. Many aspects related to promotion of Sri Lanka in St. Petersburg were discussed while getting assistance from Sri Lankan students based in St. Petersburg.