U.S. Vice President Declares: Sri Lanka southern port a military base for China
(By courtesy of Asian Tribute)
The United States, at presidential level, has explicitly declared on Thursday, October 04 that the Hambantota Port built in Sri Lanka’s southern coast by the Chinese is designed to become a military base for the Chinese government.Vice President Mike Pence speaks, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Hudson Institute in Washington
American vice president Mike Spence in a major address on Chinese influence in American political affairs and its extended grip on nations worldwide on behalf of the Trump Administration accused China of using “debt-trap diplomacy” to expand its influence. The overriding message was that the United States is strong and determined, China is a significant threat, and countries should position themselves with the United States.
Vice president Spence sits on Trump White House’ supreme intelligence council – the National Security Council – and confers, along with President Trump, with those who monitor national and international security matters for the American administration.
Chinese developed Hambantota Port in Southern Sri LankaWhen Vice President Spence declares that the Sri Lankan port of Hambantota is gradually falling into the hands of the Chinese as a military base in the South Asian region no Asian nation adjacent to Sri Lanka could ignore the declaration possibly based on intelligence.
Further, Mike Spence statement in Washington Think Tank The Hudson Institute before professional foreign policy and international affairs experts, the Government of Sri Lanka obviously cannot ignore but warrants an official statement.
By Daya Gamage