Written by Staff Writer
08 Aug, 2020 | 7:25 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The Acting Ambassador of the Embassy of China in Sri Lanka Hu Wei called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday (08) evening at Temple Trees.
Ambassador Wei presented the Prime Minister a congratulatory message from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
“As China-Sri Lanka relations are presented with important new opportunities for further advancement, the CPC stands ready to deepen exchanges and cooperation with the SLPP to build a new type of party-to-party relations that seeks to expand common ground while reserving differences and enhances mutual respect and mutual learning, in a joint endeavor to elevate our bilateral relations to a higher level with greater development,” the statement said.
In conveying this message, Ambassador Wei told Prime Minister Rajapaksa that “Beijing was glad to hear of your victory. Most sincere congratulations to you and your party. It must be the strongest government in history.”
In addition on ongoing projects, Prime Minister Rajapaksa requested that the work on the Port City be expedited and to consider collaborating on drinking water and irrigation projects.
Describing Prime Minister Rajapaksa as a “good and old friend” of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Ambassador Wei said, “Have confidence in our support.”, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Media Division.
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