China, Sri Lanka to boost defence relations
Beijing: China and Sri Lanka Sunday firmed up their defence relations during a meeting of their top officials who pledged to make efforts to boost relations between the two countries and their militaries.
Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met a Sri Lankan delegation headed by Secretary of Defence and Urban Development Ministry Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
During the meeting in Beijing, they pledged to make efforts to boost relations between the two countries and their militaries, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Rajapaksa is in China to attend the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition to be held in the southern city of Zhuhai where China is exhibiting its defence equipment including its new attack helicopter and fighter jets.
Liang visited Colombo in September this year, becoming the first Chinese Defence Minister to visit the island.
Later, top Chinese Communist Party leader, Wu Bingguo visited the island during which 16 agreements had been signed focusing on infrastructure development in Sri Lanka including USD 760 million aid to help the island nation to become "Asia`s miracle".
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