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Sri Lanka expects relations with China to reach new level

IANS  |  Colombo 

Sri Lanka looks forward to further strengthening its relations with China when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe undertakes an official visit to the communist country next week, a statement released by his office said here on Sunday.

Wickremesinghe will be leaving for a state visit to China on April 6. This will be his first visit to the country as the prime minister since the government of President Maithripala Sirisena was formed in January last year, Xinhua reported..

The statement said that high-level discussions to be held during the visit are expected to take the China-Sri Lanka relations to a new level.

"Undertaken with a view of strengthening the relations between China and Sri Lanka, this visit is expected to promote co-operation mechanisms between the two countries in the spheres of economic affairs, investment and technology," the statement said.

"It is also expected to bolster cooperation in science, sports, tourism development, financial services and water resources management along with initiation of mobile clinics for kidney patients."

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First Published: Sun, April 03 2016. 19:00 IST