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After Meeting Chinese Ambassador, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe reaffirmed his commitment to the “one China policy”

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Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has reaffirmed his commitment to the “one China policy” as well as to the UN Charter principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations.

As per report by ANI , His remarks came after meeting with China’s envoy to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenghong Ambassador today. “During a meeting with H.E. Qi Zhenghong, Ambassador of China, I reiterated Sri Lanka’s firm commitment to the one-China policy, as well as to the UN Charter principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations,” Wickremesinghe tweeted.

The Sri Lankan leader said that countries must refrain from provocations which further escalate the current global tensions.

“Countries must refrain from provocations which further escalate the current global tensions. Mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of countries are important foundations for peaceful cooperation and non-confrontation,” Wickremesinghe said.

Amid the political and economic imbalance, Sri Lanka had asked China for help and asked for a USD 1 billion loan to meet repayments, and a USD 1.5 billion credit line to buy Chinese goods, however, no progress was attained even after months of negotiations and China shifted the blame for the crisis to the borrower country.

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