Ministerial delegation heads to China to boost ties

State Minister - National Policy and Economic Development.A Ministerial delegation from Sri Lanka has left for China to boost ties between both countries, Sri Lanka’s National Policy and Economic Development Ministry said today.

The Ministry said that State Minister of National Policy and Economic Development Niroshan Perera is heading the delegation which left overnight for talks with the Chinese Government.

The Ministry said that the delegation was heading to China on the instructions of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and on an invitation from the Chinese Government.

The delegation will look to take forward agreements signed between Sri Lanka and China during President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to China last year.

“The State Minister will have talks focused on strengthening ties between both countries,” the Ministry added.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is also expected to visit China soon to seek investments and boost economic ties.

Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday that Sri Lanka and China will sign a trade agreement soon which will benefit both countries. (Colombo Gazette)


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