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Sri Lanka President to Meet With Chinese Finance Minister in Bid to Unblock Debt Relief

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe will personally try to persuade China to match Colombo's other creditors as part of a debt restructuring deal. Mohammed ABED / AFP

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet with Chinese Finance Minister Liu Kun on Friday for what’s been described as “a last-ditch effort” to get Beijing to align with Colombo’s other creditors for desperately-needed debt relief.

The two will talk on the sidelines of this week’s G20 finance ministers meeting in Bangalore, India.

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