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Top State Department Official Says China’s Debt Relief Offer to Sri Lanka is “Not Enough”

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland addresses a press conference in Colombo on February 1, 2023. ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP

Another senior U.S. diplomat has accused China of not doing enough to resolve Sri Lanka’s debt renegotiation, a sign that the island’s financial crisis is increasingly being framed geopolitically.

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland said: “What China has offered so far is not enough. We need to see credible and specific assurances that they will meet the IMF standard of debt relief.”

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