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* Chinese Defense Minister to visit Sri Lanka this week
Sun, Mar 19, 2017, 08:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 19, Beijing: Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan left on Sunday for official visits to Sri Lanka and Nepal, the Defense Ministry in Beijing said.

The Ministry, in a short statement, said Deputy Naval Chief Su Zhiqian would accompany Minister Chang. It gave no other details.

In Sri Lanka, Gen Wanquan will meet all the top government leaders and also interact with the officers of the Defense Staff College.

The purpose of the visit to Sri Lanka is to strengthen military ties with Colombo, according to local media reports.


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