President Sirisena meets international leaders

President Sirisena meets international leaders

President Sirisena meets international leaders

Written by Staff Writer

17 Oct, 2016 | 3:49 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena met with Chinese President Xi Jingping and Russian President Vladamir Putin on Sunday.

Speaking at the occasion, the Chinese President had noted that China-Sri Lanka relations have seen positive and healthy development momentum. The Chinese President stated that China will work with Sri Lanka to carry forward the traditional friendship cultivated for generations.

He called on the two sides to deepen cooperation in the sectors of trade, port operation, infrastructure construction, port-vicinity industrial parks, production capacity and people’s livelihood.

President Maithripala Sirisena had said the time-tested relations between the two countries have gained a stronger momentum under the new situation.

Sri Lanka adheres to the one-China policy and is willing to strengthen coordination and communication with China in international and regional affairs, he added.

Sri Lanka is a member of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), a regional mechanism that is aimed at connecting South Asian and Southeast Asian countries and also groups Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand.

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