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Sri Lanka will firmly pursue the one-China policy

China Daily | Updated: 2016-11-05 07:14

Sri Lanka will continue its support for the one-China policy and push forward greater development of relations with China, a parliamentary leader and government officials said.

Sri Lanka appreciates the great achievements Tibet has made in various fields, Thilanga Sumathipala, deputy speaker of Sri Lanka's parliament, said as he met with a visiting delegation of Tibetan deputies of the National People's Congress of China on Wednesday.

He also said Sri Lanka would further deepen exchanges in the economy, trade, culture and other fields with China.

The Chinese delegation also met with Wijayadasa Rajapaksha, minister of Buddha Sasana, famous Buddhist figures of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka's Parliamentary Friendship Group and a number of Sri Lankan and Chinese friendly groups.

Penba Tashi, head of the delegation and vice-chairman of the Tibet autonomous region, briefed the hosts on the achievements in Tibet in the areas of political democracy, economic development, social undertakings, ecological protection and freedom of religious belief since the peaceful liberation of Tibet.

During their three-day visit, Penba Tashi also advocated the system of the NPC, the national legislature of China, clarified China's principled stance on Tibet-related issues and expressed hope that Sri Lanka would, as always, support China's principled stance on Tibet-related issues.

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