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Maldives owes China $1.4bn, says finance minister

Separately, India pledges same amount in financial aid

A construction worker looks at the China-funded Sinamale bridge in Male, Maldives on Sept. 18.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Maldives' Finance Minister Ibrahim Ameer said Thursday that the island nation owes a total of $1.4 billion to China, the same amount that India had pledged in financial aid to the newly elected President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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