|Chinese vice premier meets Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne|
Vice Premier Ma Kai on Thursday met with foreign leaders who are attending the first China-South Asia Expo held in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan province.
While meeting with Prime Minister of Sri Lanka D. M. Jayaratne, Ma said China and Sri Lanka have been good neighbors for years.
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who recently wrapped up a visit to China, reached an important consensus with President Xi Jinping on deepening bilateral relations, according to Ma.
China is willing to make joint efforts with Sri Lanka to aid in implementing the consensus, Ma said.
Jayaratne thanked China for supporting Sri Lanka's development and voiced willingness to strengthen bilateral trade and cooperation.