China trade mission led by Yunan vice governor in Sri Lanka

Mar 27, 2013 (LBO) – A Chinese delegation led by Yunan province vice governor Ding Shaoxiang is arriving in Colombo today, which will help expand bilateral trade of 2.7 billion US dollars reached last year, the commerce ministry said. “This visit is a strong boost to the growing Lanka-China bilateral trade,” commerce and industry minister Rishad Bathiudeen said in a statement.

Bilateral trade with China rose 19.5 percent to reach 2.676 billion US dollars in 2012. Sri Lanka’s exports to China was 108.12 million US dollars.

The six member delegation from Yunan will meet key officials, the ministry said.