We need to work with Sri Lanka to counter China’s Indo-Pacific goal – UK

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The Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom Lord Tariq Ahmad said on Monday that the UK is closely monitoring the concerning economic situation in Sri Lanka, including issues of food security and livelihoods.

“We are closely monitoring the concerning economic situation in Sri Lanka, including issues of food security and livelihoods. The International Monetary Fund has assessed Sri Lanka’s debt as unsustainable,” Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon said during a debate in UK’s House of Lords (Parliament) on Sri Lanka.

“On the wider issue of China’s reach in the Indo-Pacific, we need to work constructively with our key partners. That is why, when it comes to infrastructure development, as I said when I visited Sri Lanka, through our own initiatives with key partners we need to offer an alternative method that allows a country not to be indebted but to service its debt and, at the same time, to move forward constructively,” he also said

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