Sri Lanka will
work together with China to promote the Belt and Road construction, Sri Lankan
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said, according to a statement from the
Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka.
ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong presented his credentials to Rajapaksa on
Thursday Nov 19.
Rajapaksa said Sri
Lanka always bore in mind the firm support from China in the island country’s
fight against terrorism and the post-war reconstruction, according to the
The president said
he had visited China many times, and the most recent one was a study visit to
Wuhan two years ago.
Sri Lanka is willing to study
China’s development path and model
Rajapaksa said he
witnessed the great achievements of China’s reform and opening up and poverty
alleviation, adding that Sri Lanka is willing to study China’s development path
and model, and strengthen cooperation with China in key areas related to
people’s livelihood, such as rural areas, science and technology, education,
He said his
government looks forward to working with the new ambassador to promote the Belt
and Road construction of the two countries marked by the comprehensive
development of the Colombo Port City and Hambantota port to achieve more
China and Sri Lanka are good neighbors who help each other says
Ambassador Qi said
China and Sri Lanka are good neighbors who help each other, good friends with
equality and mutual trust, and good partners of mutual benefit and win-win
and peoples of the two countries shared weal and woe and helped each other to
jointly fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which consolidated and sublimated the
bilateral friendship, the ambassador said.