Chinese Defense Minister called on President
[March 20 2017]
The Minister of Defense and State Councilor of the
People's Republic of China General Chang Wanquan who is on a official
visit to Sri Lanka called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (March
20) at the official residence of the President.
The President who recalled the long term relationship
between Sri Lanka and China thanked for the support given by China for
the independence and national security of Sri Lanka.
He also extended thanks for the Chinese government for
the training opportunities which have been provided to Sri Lankan
security forces for a long time. The President commended the assistance
given to Sri Lanka by the Chinese government during the crucial period
of war in the country.
He expressed his trust over China's continues
provision of required training for the security forces in Sri Lanka.
President Sirisena stated that the two countries will
come into several agreements. He said those agreements will not do any
harm to the pride, independence and national security of Sri Lanka.
General Chang Wanquan said that a strong foundation
has been built for the betterment of the economy, society and the people
under the current President of Sri Lanka. He conveyed the
congratulations by the President of China on this regard.
General Wanquan further stated that China's objective
is to strengthen the long term relationship with Sri Lanka. He recalled
that the diplomatic relations between China and Sri Lanka have a history
of sixty years.
Courtesy: President's Media Division