China Considers Deferment of Maldives Debt

Chinese Government is strongly considering a deferment of Maldives debt, Chinese Ambassador to Maldives, Zhang Lizhong has said.

China is considering the deferment of debts for 77 countries along with Maldives, said Ambassador Zhang Lizhong during a video conference call with Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid.

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China’s prospective assistance to the Maldives in the development of a new medical laboratory, to assist Maldives in combatting COVID-19 was also discussed in the virtual meeting held on Monday (8th June).

China has also assisted Maldives in procuring necessary medical equipment such as PPE, face masks, and face goggles.

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