Chinese ambassador dismisses Maldives debt trap as 'fiction'

Chinese Ambassador to Maldives Zhang Lizhong dismissed the allegations that Maldives was facing a Chinese debt trap as "a fiction"

Sep 18, 2020
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Chinese Ambassador to Maldives Zhang Lizhong dismissed the allegations that Maldives was facing a Chinese debt trap as "a fiction".

In an interview given to BBC News, published on Wednesday, the ambassador asserted that "China never imposes additional requirements to the Maldivian side or any other developing country, which they do not want to accept or against their will".

Former president and current Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed had claimed that Maldives owes China a debt of USD 3 billion for the development projects completed during the administration of Nasheed's successor, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.


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