Chinese military looks to improve relations with Sri Lanka

The Chinese military says it hopes to improve relations with the Sri Lankan military.

Senior colonel Xu Jianwei at the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said that China and Sri Lanka are traditional friendly neighbors, and this year marks the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries.

“Chinese military attaches great importance to improving relations with Sri Lanka military and is willing to strengthen exchange and cooperation in areas of college education, troops’ training and maritime safety, so as to develop the military-to-military relations compatible with the comprehensive cooperative partnership between the two countries,” he said.

Jianwei said China firmly believes that with the joint efforts by both sides, they will be able to promote the bilateral military relations to a higher level and make more brilliant achievements.

He was speaking at an event held in Colombo to mark the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

Jianwei expressed appreciation to the Sri Lanka Government and military for their valuable assistance and support. (Colombo Gazette)