Sri Lanka signs 4 aid agreements with China

Sri Lankan government has signed four agreements with China during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Sri Lanka, the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said.

The Chinese Foreign Minister who is also the State Councillor, arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday from the Maldives on a two-day visit.

The matter was discussed during the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Rajapaksa and the visiting Foreign Minister at Temple Trees.

During the bilateral discussions between the two delegations, a host of other matters were also discussed, including further support for the vaccine program, attracting investments to the Port City and the Hambantota Industrial Zone, increasing tourism from China to Sri Lanka, increasing Sri Lankan exports to China and enhancing cultural cooperation, especially in the area of Buddhist ties.

Following the discussions, the delegations signed the following agreements:

  • Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation
  • Letter of Exchange on the Project of Subsidized 1996 Housing units for Low Income Category in Colombo
  • Handover Certificate of the Technical Cooperation Project for BMICH
  • Handover Certificate of the Technical Cooperation Project for the Kidney Disease Mobile Screening Ambulance Vehicles

Foreign Minister Yi is on a one-day visit to Sri Lanka to launch the celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of Sri Lanka—China bilateral relations.

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