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Senior Executive Committee members of the Sri Lanka-China Business Council (SLCHBC) met with the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang, recently.

The members of the SLCHBC Ex-Co in attendance were President of the SLCHBC Navindra Abeysekera, Senior Vice President of the SLCHBC K. Kunendran, Vice President of the SLCHBC Yasantha Abeykoon, and Rovina Vandersay representing the Chamber of Commerce Secretariat. Yu Jiamu was also present, representing the Chinese Embassy.

Some of the key areas of discussion were ways in which companies of each country could have better private sector partnerships and joint ventures with each other, as well as the potential and opportunity for exports from Sri Lanka.

Abeyesekera, presented Ambassador Yi Xianliang with copies of newsletters previously published by the Council, which are in both English and Mandarin, and are circularized to Business Chambers in China and also to the Sri Lankan members.

The President of the SLCHBC also explained to the Ambassador the development initiatives made with regards to the website and its ranking in some of China’s largest search engines.

The meeting adjourned with Abeysekera and Xianliang renewing the strong existing ties, with a commitment towards even better cooperation and partnership in the future with the SLCHBC, and between Sri Lanka and China.