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President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and said Sri Lanka is willing to strengthen coordination and communication with China in international and regional affairs.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the eighth BRICS summit in India. President Sirisena said the time-tested relations between the two countries have gained a stronger momentum under the new situation.

According to CCTV News, Chinese President Xi had said China-Sri Lanka relations have seen positive and healthy development momentum and that China will work with Sri Lanka to carry forward the traditional friendship.

To further their relations, Xi suggested the two sides maintain high-level contacts and political communication, and continue to show mutual support on issues concerning each other's core interests.

He called on the two sides to deepen cooperation in the sectors of trade, port operation, infrastructure construction, port-vicinity industrial parks, production capacity and people's livelihood.

Sri Lanka is a member of the Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), a regional mechanism that is aimed at connecting South Asian and Southeast Asian countries and also groups Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand.

On the margins of the BRICS summit in Goa, Xi and other BRICS leaders held dialogues with the BIMSTEC leaders and representatives.

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  • Premalal Monday, 17 October 2016 03:20 PM

    MS to the Chinese President "The power plant has broken down again"Chinese President -"You mean it works some times?"

    fly bird Monday, 17 October 2016 04:00 PM

    Soooo next trip to China.bye...bye

    Lionheart Monday, 17 October 2016 12:11 PM

    Is this guy really trying to bring MR back?

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 17 October 2016 01:01 PM

    Did you tell him about Norocholai and what we spent and what we received? Did you tell him about the impending power cuts, despite spending so much on a power plant? Or was your mouth filled with pittu?

    Premalal Monday, 17 October 2016 01:08 PM

    I think MS is negotiating for another coal power plant at double the cost as a standby to Norochchole .

    vithura Monday, 17 October 2016 02:10 PM

    China is only a communist sweat house for manufacturing goods for the western companies, do not expect anything great from them.


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