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China welcomes 'peaceful and proper resolution' of Sri Lanka's crisis

China welcomed Sri Lanka's "peaceful and proper resolution" of the crisis in a statement this week, following the reappointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe. 

"China, as a traditional close neighbor and a most important development partner, welcomed the peaceful and proper resolution of recent political situation in Sri Lanka by all related parties," the Chinese Embassy said in a statement.

China said it believed the Sri Lankan government, political parties and the people have the ability and wisdom to manage well its domestic affairs, and maintain the country's stability and development.

"China remains committed to enhancing its friendly exchanges with the Sri Lankan government and all political parties, promoting the pragmatic cooperation between the two countries, and bringing benefits to the two peoples," the statement added. 

The resolution of the political turmoil was welcomed by the United States, EU, Australia, Canada, India and the Commonwealth Secretary General. 

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