The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris requested China’s assistance for the immediate supply of liquid oxygen to meet the increasing national demand.
The Foreign Minister stated this during a meeting with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka, Qi Zhenhong at the Ministry on Friday (20).
The Minister expressed his appreciation for China’s steadfast assistance to Sri Lanka.
Congratulating Prof. Peiris on his new role, Ambassador Zhenhong reiterated China’s continued commitment to assist in the socio-economic development of Sri Lanka as well as Covid-19 mitigation efforts.
COVID-19 cooperation, people-to-people exchanges, economic development, poverty eradication and multilateral cooperation between China and Sri Lanka were also taken up.