Dialogue on Cooperation between China and Sri Lanka under the framework of 21st Centuary Maritime Silk Road

A Dialogue was held on China’s efforts to revive the Maritime Silk Road (MSR), which is expected to enhance connectivity and promote mutual development among the countries from the Far East to the Indian Ocean to Africa.

A six member Chinese Delegation headed by H.E. Zha Peixin, Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and the Former Ambassador to the U.K. and Canada participated in the Dialogue. From IPS, Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director, Dr. Dushni Weerakoon, Deputy Director, and Dr. Janaka Wijayasiri, Research Fellow participated in the discussion. They were joined by former Ambassadors N.Rodrigo and K. Godage, and Suranga Algewatte, Assistant Director/ East Asia and Pacific Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs.