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PM off to China to participate in ‘One Belt, One Road’ summit

PM off to China to participate in ‘One Belt, One Road’ summit

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prof. Maithree Wickremesinghe will leave for China today to take part in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ summit in Beijing.

The high-level round table discussion of the summit will be attended by leaders of about 30 countries.

The forum will pay special attention to the collective dividends the countries can gain through the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative of Chinese President Xi Jingping.

The delegation headed by the Prime Minister also includes Special Assignments Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage Minister Rauf Hakeem, Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake, Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetti, Foreign Affairs Ministry East Asia and Pacific Regional Director Savitri Panabokke, External Resources Department acting Director D.M.S.de Silva and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Sandra Perera.(Daily News)

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