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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 05.37 GMT
Sri Lanka committed to the development of strategic partnership with China


The government will continue to develop the strategic partnership with China and implement the outcomes reached during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the island last year.

President Maithripala Sirisena has given this assurance when the Chinese Ambassador to Colombo Wu Jianghao called on the President on Thursday at the President's House.

President Sirisena thanked Chinese President for his congratulatory message and said the President Xi's state visit to Sri Lanka last September was very successful.

The President noted that Sri Lanka has a long history of friendly relations with China and will continue to push for enhancing the relationship.

"The new government, together with China, will implement the outcomes of this state visit on the existing basis, strengthen pragmatic cooperation in various fields and push forward the development of Sri Lanka-China relations," the Chinese Embassy quoting the Sri Lankan President said in a statement.

Ambassador Wu, congratulating the President on his victory, spoke highly of the relationship between the two countries and the important contributions made over the years to promote bilateral ties.

Wu said the two countries are traditional friendly neighbors, and Sri Lanka is a proven sincere partner. China has always attached great importance to bilateral ties and will continue to promote the development of China-Sri Lanka strategic partnership.

During his visit to Sri Lanka last year, President Xi launched the US$ 1.5 billion Colombo Port City Project to build a modern city on land reclaimed from the sea.





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