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The Future of Asia 2023

China is no exception in Sri Lanka's debt talks: president

Absence of top creditor raises questions about multilateral platform

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe says his country will not strike a separate debt workout deal with China. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

TOKYO -- Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Thursday that there can be "no exceptions" to ongoing talks on reducing the country's debt, suggesting that China, its largest creditor, needs to be part of the multilateral framework.

China did not join talks launched in early May by creditors including Japan, France and India, raising concerns about the outcome.

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