China wants outstanding issues on Port City project to be resolved

Lu KangChina hopes some outstanding issues on the Port City project are resolved so that work on the project can resume.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said that China also hopes that the two sides will maintain communication and reach agreement on unsolved issues at an early date to pave the way for the resumption of the project.

“As you have noted, the Sri Lankan cabinet has recently approved the environment evaluation report of the Colombo port city project, basically clearing the way for resuming the project. We also hope that the two sides will maintain communication and reach agreement on unsolved issues at an early date to pave the way for the resumption of the project. The cooperation between China and Sri Lanka has always been based on equality, mutual benefit and win-win situation. We also believe that the Sri Lankan side will actively discuss with the Chinese side on how to deepen pragmatic cooperation based on its own needs of social and economic development,” he told reporters in China.

The spokesperson also noted that during Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to China, the two sides had an in-depth discussion on how to expand mutual cooperation including trade and investment cooperation following the principles of equality and mutual benefit.

“The Sri Lankan side did express their welcome to Chinese companies to extend their investment in various fields including infrastructure in Sri Lanka, and the two sides are also exploring specific ways of cooperation. Specific information will be released timely if there is any,” he added.

Lu Kang said that China and Sri Lanka have also agreed that relevant maritime issues should be properly resolved by parties concerned through friendly negotiation and constructive dialogue.

“This is in line with China’s consistent policy and position. As you know, for issues that are in their nature sovereignty and maritime rights and interests disputes such as the South China Sea issue, certain country’s attempt to solve it through forceful arbitration is not helpful to regional peace and stability nor international practices in the long run. Therefore, China is strongly opposed to that,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. Ranil and UNP has got caught in the Death trap in the Debt trap thrust upon Sri Lanka by the Chinese during MR’s rule. Ordinary citizen felt China had thrust upon Port City to its advantage and at its own terms. When Ranil came with the truth People voted for him. Now the debt trap has blinded him. Are the new 72 or 80 new conditions is genuine or just be confined to paper or a face saving story. The question is why did Learned Lawyers in Attorney General’s department overlook these conditions . If they had overlooked these conditions we have to assume that they have let down the country badly.

  2. If the West can pressure and impose its interests by its fake morality. Why Chinese shouldn’t demand their terms before giving their money to others? Who supported the LTTE indirectly through diaspora and allowed the brutal war to go on for decades? Who is demanding war crime probe in Sri Lanka now? What about a genuine war crime probe in Iraq, Afghan, Vietnam, Cambodia etc. Above all the Americans, Australians, Canadians and Kiwis don’t even live in their own country but occupying others’ homeland which they took on genocide. Can they acknowledge that Native Americans, Australian aboriginal people, Canadian First Nations and New Zealand Mari people are the true owners of America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand through their constitution? No the white devils won’t acknowledge the truth. If they do, it defeats the purpose of invading those resourceful countries on genocide.

    • Similarly go back to history and find who were the original inhabitants of this Island and what happened to them. Are you and me one of them? I see no difference between west and China. No one is coming or looking at us to give Donations or to respect us. All are interested in themselves to improve their economy their business their people and their expansionism. They adopt different techniques but ultimately the end result is the same. All are devils and we have to live with them if we are to survive.

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