China says ready to work with other countries to support Sri Lanka

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – China says it is ready to work together with other countries to support Sri Lanka to recover from the economic crisis.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian at the regular press conference on Friday said that China has paid close attention to the difficulties and challenges faced by Sri Lanka.

Zhao said China has provided help to Sri Lanka’s socioeconomic development to the best of its capacity.

On Friday, Shunichi Suzuki urged all countries that lent money to Sri Lanka, including China, to discuss the country’s debt restructuring after Sri Lanka reached a loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

Responding to a media query about the Japanese Finance Minister’s request, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson China supports relevant financial institutions in consulting with Sri Lanka for proper solutions.

“We are ready to work with relevant countries and international financial institutions to continue to play a positive role in supporting Sri Lanka’s response to current difficulties and efforts to ease debt burden and realize sustainable development,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao said.


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