BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- China and Sri Lanka on Thursday agreed to enhance military cooperation during a meeting of senior military officials.
Recent years had seen the continuous consolidation and development of China-Sri Lanka relations, said Chen Bingde, Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China when meeting with Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order of Sri Lanka.
Chen said China appreciated Sri Lanka's firm support on the issues of Taiwan and Tibet, which were related to China's core interests.
China was willing to work with Sri Lanka to further enhance friendly exchanges and cooperation between the two nations and armed forces, to promote their comprehensive and cooperative partnership, said Chen.
Rajapaksa said the government and armed forces of Sri Lanka appreciated China's support and would continue to advance friendly and cooperative relations between the two nations and two armed forces.