Foreign Minister requests oxygen from China

Foreign Minister requests oxygen from China

Foreign Minister requests oxygen from China

Written by Amani Nilar

21 Aug, 2021 | 8:16 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris requested China’s assistance for the immediate supply of liquid oxygen to meet the increasing National demand.

The Foreign Minister stated this during a meeting with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka, Qi Zhenhong at the Ministry yesterday (20).

The Minister expressed his appreciation for China’s steadfast assistance while thanking the Government of China for the continued support provided to Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Zhenhong extended sincere felicitations to the Foreign Minister on his new role and reiterated China’s continued commitment to assist in the socio-economic development of Sri Lanka, as well as to the efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka to mitigate COVID-19.

The discussions centered on COVID-19 cooperation, people-to-people exchanges, economic development, poverty eradication and multilateral cooperation between China and Sri Lanka.

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