President Maithripala Sirisena got a warm welcome at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow yesterday (22). He was gotten by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov, Chief of Protocol and other high authorities of the Russian Federation.

The formal welcome will be held at the Kremlin in Red Square today where President Vladimir Putin will welcome him and a watch of respect will likewise be held.

This is the first official tour of a Sri Lankan leader to Russia in four decades after the state visit of Prime Minister Sirimavo Badaranaike in 1974. The President was joined by Mrs. Jayanthi Sirisena and a few ministers and officials.

Amid the visit, President Sirisena is scheduled to meet President Putin, Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev and different pioneers in Kremlin in Red Square. A few assentions will likewise be signed between the two nations. The President will put a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow. He will likewise go to the service to check 60th Anniversary of foundation of political relations between the two nations.

The Ministerial group for bilateral discussion incorporates Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Minister Susil Premajayantha, Minister John Amaratunga, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister S.B. Navinna and Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera.