China has assured Sri Lanka that it is prepared to provide military assistance in any emergency situation, catastrophe or otherwise.
China has given this assurance to the Army Commander of Sri Lankan major general Jagath Jayasuriya when he met with General Liang Guanglie, China's Minister of National Defense at the People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Headquarters in Beijing on Thursday (7).
The Army Commander, who is visiting China at an invitation of PLA, and the Chinese Minister have pledged to boost military cooperation between their respective countries.
General Liang, recalling the historic ties that exist between the two countries, has assured Sri Lanka and its Armed Forces of any assistance whatsoever in case of any emergency, catastrophe or otherwise.
Lieutenant General Jayasuriya, observing the unfailing support and excellent understanding that prevails between both countries and respective military establishments, has appreciated the PLA's timely contribution to Sri Lanka's efforts to eliminate terrorism in the country.
Both Jayasuriya and the Chinese Minister have said that their respective countries are willing to make joint efforts to boost bilateral relations.