“Our Prime Minister went and brought financial assistance to the county and now the President will go. This friendship between both countries must continue,” Samarasinghe said. President Maithripala Sirisena is to visit China soon, his second official visit to China since taking office as President in January last year.Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said President Sirisena will be visiting China on an invitation extended by Chinese President Yi Xianliang. The Minister also said that Sri Lanka’s Foreign policy is to take the middle ground and not take sides or anger Sri Lanka’s neighbors. (Colombo Gazette) He said the visit will help further boost the relationship between both countries. The visit follows Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to China this year and Sirisena’s visit to China in March last year.