Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakse met on Thursday, pledging to enhance the two countries' cooperation.
The ever deepening friendship and cooperation between China and Sri Lanka have brought substantial benefits to the peoples of the two countries and promoted regional peace and development, Wen said. He added that China is ready to help with Sri Lanka's economic development, promote communication between the two countries with regard to infrastructure construction, enlarge two-way trade and investment, and strengthen cultural and personnel exchanges.
Rajapakse, who hailed the deep traditional friendship with China, appreciated China's valuable long-term support.He said Sri Lanka will enhance cooperation with China in all fields and promote bilateral comprehensive partnership of cooperation.
Read more: Xinhuanet 11 August 2011