The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka says it is not interested in playing the Alien vs Predator game with the US.
Responding to comments made by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Colombo today, the Chinese Embassy gave an undiplomatic response by tweeting an image of the Alien vs Predator game.
“Sorry Mr. Secretary @SecPompeo, we’re busy promoting #China–#SriLanka friendship and cooperation, not interested in your #AlienVsPredator game invitation. The US can play two roles at the same time as always,” the Chinese Embassy tweeted together with the image of the Alien vs Predator game.
Pompeo told Sri Lanka today that China is a “predator” and continues to violate sovereignty on land and at sea.
The US Secretary of State was in Sri Lanka today on an invitation extended by his Sri Lankan counterpart, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
At a joint media conference held at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo today, Pompeo said that the US comes as a friend and a partner.
Pompeo said that democracies like the US and Sri Lanka have a shared vision for free and open shipping lanes.
“These are visions the people of Sri Lanka share with the people of the United States. The Chinese have a different vision. We want to make sure the people of Sri Lanka can exercise their sovereign right to remain independent,” he said.
Concerns have been raised over the years on the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka, in particular over the lack of transparency with its financial dealings in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)