ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 40

Lanka fully with China on Taiwan issue

Sri Lanka will not develop any official link with Taiwan and will support all efforts by China to achieve national reunification, President Mahinda Rajapaksa assured the Chinese government, during his six-day visit which ended yesterday.

In a joint communiqué, Sri Lanka reiterated its firm commitment to the “one China policy” and said it opposes any kind of Taiwan independence including “de jure independence” and opposes participation of Taiwan in any international and regional organisations which are composed of sovereign states.

China reaffirmed it would continue to support Sri Lanka in its efforts to safeguard its sovereignty, national unity and territorial integrity against terrorist forces and welcomed the positive steps taken by the government to reach a peaceful resolution to the ethnic issue through negotiations.

Chinese President Hu Jintao accepted an invitation by President Rajapaksa to visit Sri Lanka and said he would do so at a time of mutual convenience.

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