Gota Says Sri Lanka Will Enhance Military Cooperation With China

September 24, 2014

Secretary of Defence and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka will continue to enhance cooperation with China to advance military-to-military ties.

He made these comments when he called upon Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission at Beijing.

Xu said China is ready to boost "pragmatic cooperation" in various fields with the Sri Lankan military. He also said the leaders of the two countries attach great importance to military-to-military ties and the Chinese military is willing to strengthen pragmatic cooperation in various fields with the Sri Lankan military, Xinhua news agency reported.

The two sides agreed to strengthen defence cooperation during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Colombo last week. They also pledged to maintain the momentum of visits between the two defence authorities and military forces at all levels.

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