High-powered Chinese delegation in Sri Lanka

High-powered Chinese delegation in Sri Lanka; Led by former Chinese Foreign Minister

by Zulfick Farzan 09-10-2020 | 7:55 AM

Colombo (News 1st);  A high-powered Chinese delegation led by former Chinese Foreign Minister and the current Communist Party Political Bureau Member Yang Jiechi, arrived in Colombo on Thursday (08).

Being the first-ever Chinese visit in the South Asian region, since the global Corona epidemic, the visit is expected to strengthen cooperation between Sri Lanka and China, in the areas of combating the global pandemic and revival of economic relations, said the Foreign Ministry.

The visiting Chinese delegation is expected to meet with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday (09).

The travel bubble set up for the purpose of this visit will confine the delegation to Colombo and restrict their engagements to just two meetings with the Head of State and the Prime Minister, under the strict health protocol prescribed by the Ministry of Health.