Russia for the first time participated at the SAARC summit
On November 10-11, 2011 the 17-th SAARC summit was held in the Republic of Maldives. The Russian Federation,
represented by H.E. Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives Mr. Vladimir P.
Mikhaylov, was for the first time invited to participate at the summit as the special guest. Besides the participation
at the sessions of the summit H.E. Ambassador Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov held a number of meetings with the Ministers of
Foreign Affairs and secretaries of the Ministries of the SAARC member-states.