The Chinese government said its military was willing to make joint efforts with the Sri Lankan military to strengthen high-level contacts, deepen pragmatic cooperation and innovate exchange forms, so as to push forward the relations between the two militaries to a new high. Fang Fenghui, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Chief of General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) revealed this during a meeting with visiting Navy Commander Jayanath Colombage, in Beijing. The Navy Commander engaged in an official visit to China from 21 to 26 April. Fang said China and Sri Lanka shared a traditional friendship. In recent years, the mutual political trust has been constantly enhanced and the bilateral contacts in such fields as humanities as well as economy and trade had been increasingly closer. Mean while, during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on April 24th, China’s Ministry of Commerce Vice Minister Chen Jian has expressed interest in boosting two-way trade between the two countries and further promoting investments.