The first round of China-Sri Lanka FTA negotiations was held in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, on September 17-19. The two sides carried out in-depth talks on topics concerning working mechanism, ranges, promotion modes, road map and schedule as well as tax-reduction modes of trade in goods and reached extensive consensus. In addition, the two sides talked on the range of responsibility agreement to guide negotiations in the future and laid a sound basis for further negotiations.
China-Sri Lanka FTA negotiations were officially announced to launch jointly by visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on September 16.

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