Ambassador Lin Songtian Appreciates the Service of SLCJF

We are ready to work together with Sri Lanka’s brothers and sisters to translate our traditional friendship into more benefits to our two countries and two peoples

I am writing this letter of appreciation for your kind invitation and warm hospitality during my visit and stay in Sri Lanka, Ambassador Lin Songtian, President of CPAFFC in an appreciation letter to the President of Sri Lanka China Journalists’ Forum, Mr Nalin Aponso noted in a letter.

“It is a great pleasure for me to visit your beautiful and great country on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of China-Sri Lanka diplomatic relations as well as the 70th anniversary of the signing of Rubber-Rice Pact,” added.

“This is my first visit to Sri Lanka, also my first visit abroad as the president of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). My colleagues and I have received brotherly welcome that warmed our hearts and made us feel right at home since the moment we arrived. Thanks to the efforts of your esteemed organization, we got to know the essence of the China-Sri Lanka strategic cooperative partnership featuring sincere mutual assistance and ever-lasting friendship,” further elaborated.

The letter further reads as follows;

“It was both a very informative and productive visit for us. One of the most important purposes of my visit is to conduct a study tour to promote cooperation on industrial capacity, tourism, fishing and seafood processing industry between China and Sri Lanka by connecting with all sectors, so as to help Sri Lanka to create more jobs, strengthen export capacity and increase foreign exchange earnings and tax revenue, and make BRI contribute more to the intensive and sustainable development of Sri Lanka.”

“Thanks to your unremitting endeavor and well-organized arrangement, in the past 4 days, I paid visits to prime minister, speaker and heads of local governments and friendship associations, delivered a speech at the parliament, and interacted with Chinese enterprises in Sri Lanka. We conducted comprehensive and profound exchanges and reached broad consensus. We are ready to work together with Sri Lanka’s brothers and sisters to translate our traditional friendship into more benefits to our two countries and two peoples.”

“The CPAFFC would like to turn the hospitality we received during this visit into new momentum of China-Sri Lanka friendly exchanges and win-win cooperation for common development. We are going to mobilize more resources of nongovernmental sectors such as enterprises, local governments and friendship cities and associations to join in, so as to promote BRI incentive and sustainable cooperation and bring more visible and tangible benefits to our two peoples.”

Sri Lanka China Journalists' Forum was established in May 2001 as the Sri Lanka - China Young Journalists' Forum and was in force as a main association that promotes mutual understanding between Sri Lanka and China.

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