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China's research vessel Yuan Wang 5 docks at Sri Lankan port, dispels India's alienation of ties

2022-08-17 09:37:05       source:Global Times

August 16, 2022

China's research vessel Yuan Wang 5 arrived at a Sri Lankan port on Tuesday. Several senior Sri Lankan officials, including the representative of the president, attended the welcoming ceremony hosted by Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry. 

The scientific research vessel docked at the Hambantota port on Tuesday morning local time. During the friendly and enthusiastic welcoming ceremony, the national anthems of both China and Sri Lanka were played and the Sri Lankan people performed traditional dances, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin at Tuesday's press conference. 

"The scientific research vessel successfully and smoothly docked at Hambantota Port. This is very normal exchanges between the two countries that enjoy a longstanding friendship," said Ambassador Qi in an interview after the welcoming ceremony. 

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