China’s Minister of Defence in Sri Lanka for an official visit

China’s Minister of Defence in Sri Lanka for an official visit

China’s Minister of Defence in Sri Lanka for an official visit

Written by Zulfick Farzan

27 Apr, 2021 | 11:15 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): China’s Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday evening (Apr. 27), on an official visit till 29th April 2021.

General Wei Fenghe was appointed to head Ministry of National Defense of The Republic of China, at the 13th National People’s Congress on 19th March 2018.

During the visit, China’s State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe is scheduled to call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Department of Government Information said.

Who is General Wei Fenghe?

Born in February 1954, General Wei Fenghe is from Chiping, Shandong province, China.

He joined the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in December 1970 and the Communist Party of China (CPC) in January 1972.

He is a graduate of the PLA National Defense University(NDU) where he majored in Coordinated Operations Command and was awarded a Bachelor degree.

General Wei is currently a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee, a member of the CPC Central Military Committee, a member of the Central Military Committee of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), State Councilor, a member of the Leading Party Members’ Group of the State Council, and Defense Minister who holds the rank of General.

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