China has been our closest buddy in recent decades: PM

China has the honour of being Sri Lanka’s closest buddy in the past decades Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardana said yesterday while heaping his praise on the 73rd national day of the People’s Republic of China.

He stated that China has been a genuine friend that stood in times of trials, challenges and success for the sake of the people of this country.

Even in the current situation, China has further assured to help us with investment and extend its cooperation to uplift tourism and in other fields.

“The new trade agreements that we committed at the discussion table would yield good results and fetch success in the coming months. The Chinese have laid the foundation to become the global giant by gaining top recognition and by striking a perfect balance in the global arena.” the prime minister said.

China is honoured for its rapid and balanced progress in political, social, and economic power; cultural, scientific, and technological environmental research; and space exploration, he said.

China is a true and a powerful global leader. Especially through its leadership and extending its hand to the Asian, African and Latin American countries and the contribution it makes towards the prosperity of all nations across the globe.