Chinese finance minister Liu Kun has reaffirmed Beijing’s commitment to extend comprehensive support for the implementation of a medium and long-term programme that is mutually beneficial to both parties and aimed at optimizing Sri Lanka’s debt.
He conveyed this commitment during bilateral discussions held this morning (19) in China’s capital with President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is currently on a four-day official visit there, said the President’s Media Division.
Minister Liu Kun emphasized that China has a profound understanding of the economic challenges confronting Sri Lanka and commended the progress and measures Sri Lanka has taken thus far to address the on-going economic crisis.
Furthermore, he expressed China’s unwavering commitment to providing robust support for the enhancement of the necessary infrastructure crucial for Sri Lanka’s development.
The Chinese finance minister also highlighted the in-depth discussions that transpired regarding financial interactions between Sri Lanka and China, underscoring the collaboration with international organizations closely associated with China, aimed at furnishing additional support to Sri Lanka.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed his profound appreciation for China’s consistent support as Sri Lanka endeavours to overcome economic challenges.
Discussions also delved into the programme designed to spur economic recovery and foster the creation of a competitive, digitally advanced and environmentally friendly economy in Sri Lanka.
Also present at this meeting were minister of foreign affairs Ali Sabry, president’s senior adviser on national security and chief of staff Sagala Ratnayaka, Central Bank governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe and president’s private secretary Sandra Perera, the PMD added.