Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Monday voiced his country’s continuous support to China‘s sovereignty over its Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
“Sri Lanka expressed continuity of its support on sovereignty of China (over) its territory and national security in relation to Hong Kong,” Gunawardena wrote on his Twitter account.
“All Sri Lankans will continue to enjoy usual work and business in Hong Kong,” Gunawardena added.
The foreign minister made the remarks after United States President Donald Trump on Friday threatened sanctions against China over its national security legislation for Hong Kong.
China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress, approved at its annual session last week the decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for Hong Kong to safeguard national security.