Chinese Ambassador meets Thamilchelvan

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 September 2002, 23:00 GMT]
The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mr. Jiang Qinzheng, met the head of the Liberation Tigers’ Political Wing, Mr. S. P. Tamilchelvan Thursday, sources said. The discussions were held at the LTTE’s political headquarters in Kilinochchi.

Chinese Ambassador and  Tamilselvan

The Chinese delegation consisted of the Ambassador, his wife, and his Secretary, Mr Sue Yan. The LTTE delegation consisted of Mr Tamilchelvan, Mr George and Mr Tholkappian.

During the meeting, the Chinese Ambassador expressed his desire that the current peace environment should last and discussed the difficulties faced by the Tamil people living in the north and east. The Ambassador expressed his interest in providing aid to alleviate the suffering.

The Ambassador’s visit comes a day after China this week pledged full support and aid for the peace process in Sri Lanka and expressed the hope that it would lead to more stability not only in the island but in the whole of South Asia.

The firm pledge of support was given by Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan during extensive talks with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in New York.

 

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