Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning hit back at US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland
who said during her visit to Sri Lanka that terms extended by China to Sri Lanka for getting IMF debt relief are not enough.
“Rather than jabbing fingers at China’s close cooperation with Sri Lanka, the US might as well show some sincerity and actually do something to help Sri Lanka weather the current difficulties,” Ning said at a press conference.
“What was said by the US side does not reflect the truth. The Export-Import Bank of China has already provided Sri Lanka with a letter to express support for its debt sustainability. Sri Lanka has responded positively and thanked China for that.
China stands ready to work with relevant countries and international financial institutions and continue to play a positive role in helping Sri Lanka navigate the situation, easing its debt burden, and helping it achieve sustainable development,” she said.