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China, Sri Lanka pledge to deepen ties

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10-17-2016 09:33 BJT

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Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, vowing to deepen bilateral ties of the two countries. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the eighth BRICS summit in the western Indian state of Goa.

Xi said China-Sri Lanka relations have seen positive and healthy development momentum, noting that China will work with Sri Lanka to carry forward the traditional friendship cultivated by generations.

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, vowing to deepen bilateral ties of the two countries.

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, vowing to deepen bilateral ties of the two countries.

Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, and Xi called on the two sides to take the opportunity to cement traditional friendship and lift bilateral ties to a new high. He said China appreciates Sri Lanka’s support for and active participation in the Belt and Road construction.  

Sirisena said the time-tested relations between the two countries have gained a stronger momentum under the new situation. He thanked China for its assistance in Sri Lanka’s development as well as its support to his country on the international arena.

The Sri Lankan president said his country adheres to the one-China policy and is willing to strengthen coordination and communication with China in international and regional affairs.

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