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President meets the Prime Minister of China

May 16, 2019

A meeting between president Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime minister of China Li Keqiang was held at Beijing today (15 ).

The prime minister of China expressed condolences regarding the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. The two leaders discussed the details of agreements reached during the talks between the two Presidents and China assured every possible support to Sri Lanka for fighting against terrorism.

As the presidents have agreed, Chinese aid will be used to control the abuse of the Internet and social media for propagation of terrorist activities. The Prime Minister Li Keqiang said that China will soon take steps to assist Sri Lanka’s strategic capabilities to combat international terrorism.

President Sirisena thanked China for grants Rs. 2600 million to boost Sri Lanka’s defence and providing facilities to the Police Department. The President said that the friendly countries of Sri Lanka are working together to build Sri Lanka as a free and prosperous country.

The two countries discussed economic and development issues related to both countries. Chinese Premier said that Sri Lanka’s high quality products have a great demand in China and there is a possibility to create a good market for such products.

Courtesy: pmdnews.lk