President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is on a four-day state visit to China met Chinese President Xi Jinping a short while ago.
According to the Government Information Department during the meeting held in Beijing, the two leaders held bilateral talks to strengthen the existing ties between the two countries.
President Rajapaksa yesterday paid homage to the Linguan temple in Beijing.
During his visit to Linguan temple, President Rajapaksa said that Buddhism has tied the two countries in strong bondage for centuries.
President Rajapaksa also met China Eximbank President Li Ruogu this morning.
China Eximbank is the Chinese government’s main hand in charge of foreign aid.