The new Sri Lankan Government says it wants to strengthen ties with China and continue to invite Chinese investments into the country.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Wu Jianghao that the new Sri Lankan Government will give priority to enhancing ties with China.
Wickremesinghe recalled that Sri Lanka and China have maintained a strong bond over several years and he hopes that relationship will continue.
Ambassador Wu Jianghao had said that his country gives priority to Sri Lanka in its foreign relations and he also noted the historic relationship between both countries.
Ambassador Wu Jianghao said that China looks forward to working with the new Government. He also formally conveyed to Wickremesinghe a congratulatory message from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
At present, China and Sri Lanka have maintained close exchanges at various levels and conducted fruitful cooperation in various areas, and the friendship between the two peoples has been deepening.
Keqiang had said that the Chinese Government attaches great importance to developing relations with Sri Lanka and stands ready to constantly advance bilateral strategic cooperative partnership featuring sincerity, mutual support and friendship from generation to generation on the basis of mutual respect and equal treatment, so as to bring benefits to both peoples and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.
Source - Colombo Gazette