Sri Lanka, China pledge to further boost bilateral ties
Sri Lanka and China agreed to further develop their strategic co-operative partnership, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday. When meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera, Wang said both sides should implement the consensus reached by the leadership of the two countries and enhance their mutually beneficial co-operation in various fields. The China-Sri Lanka strategic cooperative partnership is the achievement of efforts exerted by both governments and peoples through generations, he said. Chinese President Xi Jinping made a historic visit to Sri Lanka in 2014 and planned a blueprint for the development of bilateral relations, said Wang, stressing that China’s friendly policies and mutually beneficial cooperation with Sri Lanka did not change in the past and will not change in the future. Currently both countries are developing sound, stable and mutually beneficial ties.