China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that both Sri Lanka and India are important and friendly neighbors and China hopes to maintain sound relations with both countries.
China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said China welcomes the constant growth of relations between Sri Lanka and India.
Responding to media queries on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's visit to India and the two neighboring countries reaching several cooperation agreements, including those on civil nuclear energy, the Spokesperson said China hopes to work with both countries.
"We hope to work with India to further develop the strategic cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity. We also look forward to fostering the strategic cooperative partnership featuring sincere mutual assistance and long-lasting friendship with the Sri Lankan side," the Spokesperson said.
"We hope that both China-India relations and China-Sri Lanka relations can maintain the sound momentum of development."
Meanwhile, China welcomes the constant growth of relations between Sri Lanka and India, the Spokesperson added.
"If the three pairs of relations can promote each other through sound interactions, it will benefit regional peace, stability and development," the Spokesperson emphasized.
President Sirisena is currently visiting India, his first overseas visit since assuming office in January.