President addresses the international summit on Asian civilization today


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President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to address the international summit on Asian civilization today in Beijing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has assured President Maithripala Sirisena that his government will give every assistance to eradicate terrorism from Sri Lanka and ensure the security of the island nation.

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is in Beijing to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, met President Xi for an official discussion yesterday at the President's House.

Expressing China's strong condemnation of recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the Chinese President emphasized that he strongly condemns brutal terrorism wherever in the world.

He called on the two sides to maintain regular high-level communication, firmly grasp the general direction of friendly cooperation, and staunchly support each other.

The two countries discussed the strengthening of the cooperation between the security forces and the expansion of information exchange between intelligence agencies.

Chinese President agreed to provide urgent assistance to Sri Lanka to obtain the necessary equipment and technology and send a special Chinese delegation to look into the matter.

On the request of Sri Lankan President, the Chinese government has taken steps to provide a financial donation of 2.6 billion rupees to Sri Lanka.

The Chinese President has also agreed to provide 100 jeeps worth 1.5 billion rupees and other facilities to the Sri Lanka Police Department.

The two leaders discussed the progress of the development projects that are being implemented with the Chinese loan assistance and the President Sirisena said it is his hope to expeditiously complete the work on these development projects.

Following the meeting between the two heads of state, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the security forces of the two countries was signed.

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