Chinese FM spokesman says SL will overcome temporary difficulties through collective effort
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin has expressed confidence that the concerted efforts of the Sri Lankan government and people will see Sri Lanka overcome its temporary difficulties as soon as possible, helped by assistance from China.
“As we celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Sri Lanka and the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Rubber-Rice Pact, China is ready to work with Sri Lanka to carry forward the spirit of the Rubber-Rice Pact characterized by independence, self-reliance, unity and mutual support, further deepen political mutual trust, fight against the epidemic together, synergize development strategies, promote multilateralism and consolidate and expand the bilateral strategic cooperative partnership.”
“Sri Lanka is ready to work with China to hold successful activities to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries and the 70th anniversary of the Rubber-Rice Pact, and strengthen cooperation in economy, trade, finance, tourism and infrastructure construction to bring more benefits to the two peoples.”
Speaking on the request for debt relief, Mr. Wang said: “Since the establishment of diplomatic ties, China and Sri Lanka have been showing each other understanding and support. It is believed that with the concerted efforts of the Sri Lankan government and people, the country will surely overcome the temporary difficulties as soon as possible and usher in renewed and greater development.”