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Premier arrives in Beijing

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accompanied by Professor Maithree Wickremesinghe arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport, China on Saturday evening (13).

They left for China to participate in the “One Belt – One Road” Summit. Leaders from about 30 countries are scheduled to participate in the high level round table discussions at this summit. The summit will begin today (14) under the patronage of President of China Xi Jinping.

On the sidelines of the summit, Premier Wickremesinghe will meet and hold bilateral discussions with the President of China, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, and several other Heads of States.

The Prime Minister was received at the airport by Mr. Li Changyou, Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka YI Xianliang, and Sri Lankan Ambassador in China Dr. Karunasena Kodithuwakku.

The Sri Lankan delegation included the Minister of Special Assignments Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Law, Order, and Southern Development Sagala Rathnayake, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickreme, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake, Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetti, Director of East Asia and the South East Asia region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Savithri Panabokke, Acting Director of the Department of External Resources Madara De Silva, and the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Sandra Perera.

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