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China and Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation under Belt and Road Initiative

Updated: Oct 31,2017 9:37 AM     CGTN

China is willing to enhance cooperation with Sri Lanka within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Oct 30.

Wang made the remarks in Beijing during talks with visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana.

Wang said China hopes to promote the friendship and political mutual trust with Sri Lanka, as well as major infrastructure projects, investment and trade, maritime and people-to-people cooperation under the framework of the initiative.

Wang also outlined the major achievements from the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

He said that China welcomes Sri Lanka to join in its opening up and development, and make joint efforts for a better future.

Marapana expressed his gratitude for China’s long-term support for Sri Lanka’s economic and social development.

After the meeting, the two sides exchanged letters of approval for a mutual legal assistance treaty.