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CPAFFC Friendship Delegation Visit to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Time:2012-05-20Editor:Fang YingResource:Department of Asian and African AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

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Vice President Feng Zuoku meeting with Sri Lankan friends from various circle.

 

This year marks the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Sri Lanka, the 60th anniversary of signing of the Rice for Rubber Agreement between China and Sri Lanka and the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Maldives. Under this context, at the invitation of Association For Sri Lanka-China Social and Cultural Co-operation and Maldives-China Friendship Association, Mr. Feng Zuoku, Vice President of the CPAFFC, visited Sri Lanka by leading a 14-people friendship delegation from 16th to 20th of May; after that, Mr. Li Guosheng, Vice President of Henan Provincial People''s Friendship Association visited Maldives by leading a 13-people''s delegation from 20th to 23rd of May. Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Mdm.Yang Xiuping, and Chinese Ambassador to Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Yu Hongyao attended the delegation''s important activities.

                      Vice President Feng Zuoku delivering a speech at the Opening Ceremony of South Asia-China Cultural Week

 

In Sri Lanka, the delegation had respective meetings with Mr. Nimal Siripala De Silva, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, Mr. Athauda Seneviratne, Minister of Rural Affairs, Mr. Gitanjana Gunawardena, Deputy Minister of Finance & Planning and Mr. Alavi Mowlana , Governor of Western Province. Meanwhile, the delegation also participated the Opening Ceremony South Asia-China Cultural Week, South Asia-China Cultural Photo Exhibition and Sri Lanka-China Friendship Forum. In Maldives, the delegation not only had meetings with Mr. Abdul Samad Abdulla, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Naseer, Additional Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Rasheed, designated Ambassador to China, and Mr. Latheef, former Ambassador to China, but also had work discussion with Maldive-China Friendship Association.

The delegation made friends extensively and intensively on every occasion and promoted understanding and friendship with people of Sri Lanka and Maldives. 

Vice President Feng Zuoku enjoying the photos of South Asia-China Cultural Photo Exhibition

Vice President Feng Zuoku exchanging views with Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources at the Sri Lanka-China Friendship Forum

Sri Lanka-China Society presenting a plaque to Vice President Feng Zuoku

The delegation meeting with Mr. Abdul Samad Abdulla, Foreign Minister of Maldives

 

 

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