Xi Jinping says improving China-Sri Lanka relations have his ‘high attention’

Xi Jinping made the remarks while congratulating Sri Lanka on its 70th anniversary of Independence from British rule. (File Photo)

Xi Jinping made the remarks while congratulating Sri Lanka on its 70th anniversary of Independence from British rule. (File Photo)

BEIJING:

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said he pays “high attention” to strengthening strategic ties with Sri Lanka, as Beijing beefed up plans to build a Maritime Silk Road project in India’s backyard – the Indian Ocean. In a message to congratulate Sri Lanka on its 70th anniversary of Independence from British rule, Xi told his counterpart Maithripala Sirisena that China is willing to work with it for better development of strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

“I pay high attention to the development of China-Sri Lanka relations, and I am willing to make concerted efforts with President Sirisena to push the China-Sri Lanka strategic cooperative partnership of sincere mutual assistance and long-standing friendship to keep achieving greater development in the better interest of the two countries and its people,” he said.

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