Sri Lanka and China Sign Agreements for Cooperation in a Number of Sectors

Sri Lanka and China signed the following agreements to further cooperation between the two nations:
1. Plan of Action of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the People’s Republic of China to Deepen the Strategic Cooperative Partnership Signed for Sri Lanka: Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs Signed for China: Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs

2. Treaty Between the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Signed for Sri Lanka: Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs Signed for China: Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs

3. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Launching the Negotiations for a China – Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development Signed for China: Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce

4. Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Signed for China: Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce.

5. Exchange of Letters for the Outpatient Building of the National Hospital Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Signed for China: Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce.

6. Exchange of Letters for the Medical and Teaching Equipment for Aid – Sri Lanka Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Signed for China: Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce.

7. Framework Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Provision of Concessional Loan by China to Sri Lanka (The construction of the Hambantota Hub Development Project) Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Signed for China: Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce.

8. Framework Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Provision of Concessional Loan by China to Sri Lanka (The construction of the Extension of the Southern Expressway, Section 4 from Mattala to Hambantota via Andarawewa Project) Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Signed for China: Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce.

9. MOU between Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and Ministry of Power and Energy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on the technical cooperation for the Norochcholai Coal Power Project Signed for Sri Lanka: Mrs. Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Minister of Power and Energy Signed for China: Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce.

10. MOU on Establishment of China – Sri Lanka Coastal and Marine Joint Research and Development Center Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Signed for China: Mr. Liu Cigui, Minister of State Oceanic Administration

11. Agreement Between Confucius Institute Headquarters of China and University of Colombo, Sri Lanka on the Establishment of Confucius Institute at University of Colombo Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. K.Hirimburegama, Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo Signed for China: Ms. Xu Lin (Vice Minister), Director, Hanban / Chief Executive, Confucius Institute Headquarters

12. Agreement on Cooperation between the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China and the Ministry of Culture and the Arts of Sri Lanka Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. T.B. Ekanayake Minister of Culture and the Arts Signed for China: Mr. Jiang Jianguo, Party Secretary of the leadership group of the Communist Party of China and Vice Minister of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television

13. Agreement of Cooperation Between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and The Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. S.B. Dissanayake, Minister of Higher Education Signed for China: Mr. Bai Chunli, President, Chinese Academy of Sciences

14. MOU Between the Ministry of Technology and Research of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China on Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Technology and Research Signed for China: Mr. Wu Jianghao, Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka 15. MOU between the General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of China and the Ministry of Agriculture of Sri Lanka on Cooperation of Plant Inspection and Quarantine Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Minister of Agriculture Signed for China: Mr. Wu Jianghao, Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka

16. MOU between the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China and Sri Lanka Customs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Strategic Cooperation Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, Secretary to the Treasury Signed for China: Mr. Wu Jianghao, Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka 17. Preferential Buyer Credit Loan Agreement on the Construction of Outer Circular Highway Project Phase III Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, Secretary to the Treasury Signed for China: Mr. Li Ruogu, Chairman and President, The Export-Import Bank of China

18. Government Concessional Loan Agreement on Hambantota Hub Development Project Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, Secretary to the Treasury Signed for China: Mr. Li Ruogu, Chairman and President, The Export-Import Bank of China

19. Government Concessional Loan Agreement on Construction of Extension of the Southern Expressway, Section 4 from Mattala to Hambantota via Andarawewa Project Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, Secretary to the Treasury Signed for China: Mr. Li Ruogu, Chairman and President, The Export-Import Bank of China 20. Framework Agreement on Financing Cooperation in the Priority Economic Sectors of Sri Lanka Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, Secretary to the Treasury Signed for China: Mr. Li Ruogu, Chairman and President, The Export-Import Bank of China

21. Term Sheet Agreement of Colombo Port City Development Project Phase I Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. Mo Wenhe, Chairman of China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd Signed for China: Mr. Hu Huaibang, Chairman, Executive Director, China Development Bank

22. Agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt.) Limited Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. R.W.R. Pemasiri, Secretary, Ministry of Highways, Ports and Shipping Signed for China: Mr. Chen Fenjian, President of China Communication Construction Company Ltd.

23. Agreement on Key Terms for Supply Operate and Transfer (SOT) of Container Terminal Hambantota Port Development Project – Phase II Signed for Sri Lanka: Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama, Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority. Signed for China: Mr. Chen Fenjian, President of China Communication Construction Company Ltd. Mr. Li Jianhong, Chairman of China Merchants Group

24. Memorandum of Understanding between CEB and CMEC for Overhaul, Spare Parts Supply and Operation and Maintenance Cooperation for LakVijaya Power Station Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. W.B. Ganegala, Chairman of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Signed for China: Mr. Sun Bai, Chairman and Executive Director of CMEC 25. Framework Agreement between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Ltd., on the Development of International Maritime Centre in Sri Lanka Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. R.W.R. Pemasiri, Secretary, Ministry of Highways, Ports and Shipping Signed for China: Mr. Li Jianhong, Chairman of China Merchants Group 26. Exchange of Swap Agreement between the People’s Bank of China and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Signed for China: Mr. Wu Jianghao, Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka

27. Exchange of Memorandum of Understanding on Financial Cooperation between the People’s Bank of China and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Signed for Sri Lanka: Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Signed for China: Mr. Wu Jianghao, Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka

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