China assures continuous support to debt restructuring process in Sri Lanka

Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang assured Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena that China would assist Sri Lanka’s debt restructuring process continuously and help Sri Lanka to develop its economy.

During the high level bilateral talks held today in Beijing, the Chinese Prime Minister praised Sri Lanka’s economic progress after a period of economic downside.

He expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena staying, "You and your family continuously worked for strengthening friendship between China and Sri Lanka". He pointed out that Sri Lanka consistently followed ’One China’ policy and supported China at international forums.

Premier Li Qiang said his country world also extetend assistance to develop Hambantota Port and Colombo Port City.

Premier Gunawardena thanked China for standing for Sri Lanka’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty and helping Sri Lanka when faced with international political issues or economic problems.

Prime Minister’s Media Division