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No additional conditions to assistance in SL: China

28 March 2018 03:52 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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.

  Comments - 4

  • Raj Wednesday, 28 March 2018 04:28 PM

    Yes very true NO ADDITIONAL CONDITION but loans at commercial interest rates (Rat Trap)

    Martin Milton Wednesday, 28 March 2018 04:42 PM

    This is correct. China has and hopefully will never interfere with internal dealings of GOSL. This was amply demonstrated when this present ignorant GOSL condemned the Colombo mega development project and went as far as saying the less SL had to do with China the better! The stupidity of the person who made this statement was exposed when SL had to go begging for assistance from China after their Western so called' friends' betrayed them! Silly so and so's. Still China stood by Sri Lanka. Whatever the reason/s this is a good thing. MM

    Hans perlee Wednesday, 28 March 2018 07:06 PM

    they don't have to interfere, they simply take over very slowly

    Premalal Thursday, 29 March 2018 10:05 AM

    With friends like the Chinese, we don't need enemies. The next 25 years will prove it. Chinese never assist anybody other than Chinese.

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