China ready to play constructive role in easing Sri Lanka’s debt burden: Chinese Foreign Ministry

China ready to play constructive role in easing Sri Lanka’s debt burden: Chinese Foreign Ministry

China ready to play constructive role in easing Sri Lanka’s debt burden: Chinese Foreign Ministry

Written by Amani Nilar

21 May, 2022 | 10:15 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); China fully relates to the difficulties and challenges facing Sri Lanka and stands ready to play a constructive role in its steady economic and social development, says the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson of China, Wang Wenbin.

Answering questions directed by media, the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that with regard to Sri Lanka’s debt to China, the country supports relevant financial institutions in having consultations with Sri Lanka to seek a proper settlement.

China stands ready to work with relevant countries and international financial institutions and continue to play a positive role in easing Sri Lanka’s debt burden and helping it achieve sustainable development, he added.

In the meantime, Wenbin stated that he hopes and believes that Sri Lanka will work in the same direction and make independent efforts to uphold the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investment and financing partners, and maintain stability and credibility of its investment and financing environment, the Spokesperson emphasized.

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