Thursday, 16th September 2021

President Gotabaya appreciated by China for keeping agreement on Hambantota

Colombo, Dec 20 (BAN/ AD): Chinese Embassy in Colombo said on Friday that it appreciates the remarks made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the Hambantota Port agreement.

On Thursday President Rajapaksa clarified that the Sri Lankan government will not re-negotiate the existing agreement on Hambantota Port. He said this during meeting with the Foreign correspondents based in Colombo. President assured that the commercial contract that has been signed will not be changed due to government changes.

Chinese embassy said China is willing to guide relevant enterprises to work with the Sri Lankan side to expedite implementing the established agreement and further promote the prosperity and development of Hambantota Port. China once again reiterated that it highly respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka.

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