Sri Lankan PM to visit China

Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will pay an official visit to China from April 6 to 9 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.

Chinese leaders will meet and hold talks with Wickremesinghe and exchange opinions on bilateral relations and issues of common concern, spokesperson Hong Lei was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying.

“We commend the Sri Lankan government’s positive policies towards China and are ready to jointly consolidate the traditional friendship, and deepen pragmatic cooperation through this visit, pushing the China-Sri Lanka strategic cooperative partnership to new heights,” Hong said.

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