President Sirisena to address Boao Forum in China (Watch Video)

President Sirisena to address Boao Forum in China (Watch Video)

President Sirisena to address Boao Forum in China (Watch Video)

Written by Staff Writer

27 Mar, 2015 | 8:25 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena will be meeting with several world leaders and the global business community on Saturday when he will be addressing the Boao Forum in Hainan Province, China. The theme   of the forum is A new future in Asia and a community with a common goal.

President Sirisena met with several senior Chinese officials during his state visit to China, on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping,

The President  expressed his gratitude to  the Chinese government for its interest in collaborating with the new government. The President added that the Chinese President’s campaign against corruption and the development of good governance was a model for his own government.

The President also said that the long-standing bilateral relationship and close friendship between the two countries should continue through understanding and respect.

The two leaders have reached an agreement to successfully conclude the China – Sri Lanka Free Trade agreement, which is still in the discussion stages.

Sri Lanka also expressed its full support to China’s interest in the 21st century maritime silk route.

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