Chinese Ambassador in Colombo Cheng Xueyuan said that China never interfered in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka and never attach additional conditions to its assistance to Sri Lanka.
The Chinese envoy made this remark during a meeting with Secretary General of National Economic Council (NEC) and Chief Economist Prof. Lalith Samarakoon recently, a statement issued by the Chinese embassy said.
Ambassador Cheng said China attaches great importance to the bilateral relations and is willing to implement the important consensus of the two leaders and actively push forward the practical cooperation under the framework of “Belt and Road” initiative.
“While pursuing building a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness and justice, win-win cooperation, China is actively working together with Sri Lanka to promote the latter’s economic and social development and bring benefit to the people,” he said.
Prof. Samarakoon highlighted that the primary goal of the current Sri Lankan government is to develop the national economy and benefit more grass-root people.
He said that the “Belt and Road” Initiative has provided a great opportunity for Sri Lanka to achieve its goal.
Deputy Chief of the Mission Mme. Pang Chunxue, Commercial Counsellor Yang Zuoyuan participated in the meeting.