China assures full support for Lanka
Aug 15, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka, having rid itself of terrorism and embarked on the course of accelerated economic development with determination, should receive the support of the international community in achieving its objectives, China’s Foreign Affairs Minister told External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris in Beijing.
He added that China, for her part, would make the maximum effort to fulfil Sri Lanka’s needs as the country addresses itself to the task of attempting to use its natural strengths to improve the lives of its citizens, with the dawn of peace and stability.
Countries big and small have their own problems, and it is important to remember that solutions have to be found to suit the circumstances of each situation in keeping with the wishes of the country in question without hectoring or pressure from outside, he said.
Prof. Peiris informed China’s Foreign Minister that the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission appointed by Presidnet Mahinda Rajapaksa had held its first public sitting on the previous day and commenced its work. It is of the utmost importance that the Commission should receive every encouragement from the international community to begin and continue its work, Minister Peiris observed.