US-China Envoys Discuss ways to help SL

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US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung paid an official visit to the Chinese Embassy and met Chinese Envoy to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong yesterday (13).

After the meeting, the US Ambassador tweeted that they had shared ideas about trade, investment, and development, as well as ways to support Sri Lankan efforts to ensure political stability and economic growth.  Chinese Ambassador Qi noted that  they had a friendly discussion on broad topics of mutual interest and that  China and the United States could work together to help  Sri Lanka overcome current difficulties.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had a telephone conversation with Secretary of State of the United States of America, Anthony Blinken, last evening. The Prime Minister explained the current status of the on-going discussions with the International Monetary Fund. He added that Sri Lanka is looking to work closely with the United States and further strengthen ties between the two nations. Anthony Blinken agreed to support Sri Lanka and to promote investment in Sri Lanka after the conclusion of the IMF talks.

Prime Minister  Wickremesinghe has requested Secretary of State Blinken to extend his greetings to US President Joe Biden.