Chinese FM assures to help Sri Lanka; signs agreement on Economic & Technical Cooperation

Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister WANG Yi assures that China will continue to do its best to provide all the necessary help and support to Sri Lanka.

The matter was discussed during the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Rajapaksa and the visiting Foreign Minister at Temple Trees.

Following a special request by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on behalf of Sri Lankan medical students awaiting to return to China to complete their studies, State Councillor and Foreign Minister WANG Yi immediately instructed the Ambassador of China in Sri Lanka to work closely with the Foreign Ministry to facilitate the return of Sri Lankan medical students.

During the bilateral discussions between the two delegations, a host of other matters were also discussed, including further support for the vaccine program, attracting investments to the Port City and the Hambantota Industrial Zone, increasing tourism from China to Sri Lanka, increasing Sri Lankan exports to China and enhancing cultural cooperation, especially in the area of Buddhist ties.

Following the discussions, the delegations signed the following agreements:

  • Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation
  • Letter of Exchange on the Project of Subsidized Housing for Low Income Category in Colombo
  • Handover Certificate of the Technical Cooperation Project for BMICH
  • Handover Certificate of the Technical Cooperation Project for the Kidney Disease Mobile Screening Ambulance Vehicles

Foreign Minister Yi is on a one-day visit to Sri Lanka to launch the celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of Sri Lanka—China bilateral relations.

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