The Government of China has agreed to provide funding to Sri Lanka to build a hospital with all the modern facilities to cater to patients with kidney diseases.
When President Maithripala Sirisena met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing today (26) to hold bilateral discussions with the Chinese President, he agreed to provide assistance to build the hospital at the request of President Sirisena.
President Maithripala Sirisena who arrived in China yesterday was received a grand welcome at the Great Hall of the People today under the patronage of President Xi. At this event the President was accorded a special Guard of Honour.
Following that bilateral discussions were held between the two leaders.
President Maithripala Sirisena appreciated the assistance given by the Government of China and he further said that Sri Lanka will utilize more direct investments by China into the State and private sectors than the past era of the country. Mr. Xi said that China wants to strengthen ties between the two countries and take cooperation to a higher level.
Here, the Chinese President appreciated the good governance policy by the President Sirisena as well as the steps taken by the Government to safeguard the independence of the judiciary within the country.
The Chinese President said that his Government will provide development aid, which can be more useful to Sri Lanka and he agreed to work in cooperation with SAARC Member countries.
The Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized that the Government of China will give its fullest support in international fora on issues of alleged human rights issues regarding Sri Lanka.