China congratulates President Sirisena

China yesterday congratulated Miathripala Sirisena on his election as President.

The Chinese Embassy in Colombo said "China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei today in Beijing extended China’s congratulations on Mr. Sirisena’s election as President of Sri Lanka and wish that the Sri Lankan government and people will make new achievements under his leadership. Mr. Hong also said that China and Sri Lanka are traditional good neighbours. During recent years, the two countries have established strategic cooperative partnership featuring sincere mutual support and ever-lasting friendship, the mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Sri Lanka have expanded in all fields, which has brought tangible benefits to the people of our two countries. China would like to join hands with Sri Lanka, inherit past traditions and break new grounds for the future so as to promote further development of China-Sri Lanka strategic cooperative partnership."

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