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Press Release of the Embassy of China 20191214

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, as well as the relevant enterprises highly appreciate the successful visit of Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Sri Lankan team to the Colombo Port City on December 7, during which Hon. PM listened to the briefings and opinions of all parties, extended strong support to the project, and decided to set up a working committee to further study and accelerate the project including legislative work, so as to better benefit the two countries and their people.

As a follow up, in the past week the Cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lanka approved the proposal to establish a committee to review and accelerate legislative work of the Port City project. The Chinese side is willing to guide relevant enterprises to strengthen communication and cooperation with Sri Lanka, under the principles of mutual respect and benefit, fairness and justice. On the basis of the existing framework, the two sides would jointly implement this major project that the leaders of the two countries attach great importance to.

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