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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 06.05 GMT
'China always assists smaller nations in region'- Rajitha


Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said China will always extend its cooperation for the development activities of smaller nations in the region and true to the thinking of the founding father of Modern China Mao Tse Tung, will not get involved in the internal affairs of these countries nor exert any form of pressure on them.

The minister said so, while participating as the Chief Guest at the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with foreign countries, held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Centre in Colombo, recently. The 60th anniversary celebrations of the Chinese Peoples Association was inaugurated in 1954. A Chinese delegation, including the Vice President of the said organization, Hu Sishe participated to mark the anniversary celebrations.

This commemoration ceremony had been organized by the Sri Lanka, China Social and Cultural Co-operation Association. Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne is the President of the Chinese South Asian Regional Friendship and Co-operative Association.

Dr. Senaratne said China today is a major power not only in Asia,but, also in a global context. America is the biggest borrower from China. Similarly several other Western countries too have become borrowers from China.When Western countries were faced with an economic depression, China rose up like a giant by facing the global economic crisis through the strength of its economy.

Similarly, China had at no time to interfere or meddle with the problems of other countries. Also, it does not exert undue influence on any country. The hand of friendship of China is extended to all the countries within the region. Through China's friendly approach, it builds cordial relationship with the governments of the region and always extends aid and assistance for the development of those countries.

Minister Senaratne said in China, there is no place for corruption, fraud and wastage. Those who engage in such practices are severely punished. Because of this, today China has moved forward ahead of powerful countries. Hence, the world's powerful states have become indebted to China.

Indrananda Abeysekera of the Sri Lanka, China Social and Cultural Friendship Co-operative Association and Shen Ming, the head of the Cultural Division of the Chinese Embassy participated on the occasion.




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