China willing to work with Sri Lanka to enhance Belt and Road cooperation

China willing to work with Sri Lanka to enhance Belt and Road cooperation

China willing to work with Sri Lanka to enhance Belt and Road cooperation

Written by Zulfick Farzan

31 Mar, 2021 | 5:31 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday (29) said China is willing to work with Sri Lanka to enhance Belt and Road cooperation and contribute to the economic revival of Sri Lanka in the post-pandemic era.

Xi made the remarks during a phone call with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday (29).

According to CGTN, Xi said China will continue to provide necessary assistance to Sri Lanka, conduct cooperation in areas including aviation and education and explore other potential cooperation areas.

Xi said China will never forget Sri Lanka’s support for the restoration of China’s lawful seat in the UN and is willing to continue working with Sri Lanka to support each other on issues of mutual concern, safeguard each other’s legitimate rights and promote global justice and fairness.

“The Port City of Colombo and the Port of Hambantota are two projects that have great potential to contribute to the socio-economic development of Sri Lanka. We hope to see them completed soon,” said Xi according to the Sri Lankan President’s Media Division.

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