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Chinese Ambassador H. E. Yi Xianliang Calls on Hon. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

On March 6th, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka H. E. Yi Xianliang called on Hon. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera. The two sides exchanged views on matters of China-Sri Lanka bilateral ties.

Ambassador Yi conveyed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s warm greetings to Minister Samaraweera. Minister Samaraweera expressed his gratitude and requested Ambassador Yi to convey his cordial greetings to Minister Wang Yi.

Ambassador Yi congratulated the successful visit by Minister Samaraweera to China days ago. Yi spoke highly of the profound traditional friendship between the two countries and peoples. Yi stressed that China is committed to develop its relations with Sri Lanka, and is ready to make joint efforts with Sri Lanka to strengthen the cooperation in various fields and people to people exchanges, so as to push the China-Sri Lanka strategic cooperative partnership to a new level.

Minister Samaraweera welcomed the assumption of office by Ambassador Yi and expressed his gratitude to the warm and friendly hospitality accorded by Chinese side for his recent visit. Minister Samaraweera said that the two countries are time-tested all weather friends. Sri Lankan government attaches great importance to it relations with China, and is willing to consolidate and deepen bilateral ties and cooperation in all areas. The Sri Lankan government will facilitate the Ambassador Yi's mission in Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Yi also had frank exchange of views on China-Sri Lanka economic and trade cooperation, especially the cooperation on major projects with Minister Samaraweera.

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