President returns to island after China visit



President Ranil Wickremesinghe has returned to the island after concluding his four-day visit to China.

Accompanied by a high-level delegation, the Sri Lankan leader left for Beijing on October 16 to attend the 3rd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation which kicked off under the auspices of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The event witnessed the participation of heads of state from approximately 20 nations and representatives from over 130 countries. During the conference, President Xi unveiled a set of comprehensive policies, aligned with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), reflecting its commitment to fostering global partnerships.

On the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum, the Sri Lankan leader called on Chinese President Xi, Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Pakistani Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar and Chinese Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang.


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