China has rejected comments by Salvadoran President-elect Nayib Bukele, who accused the country of not playing by the rules and intervening in other nation’s affairs, said Reuters.
Bukele was elected in February as El Salvador’s next president and has questioned whether or not El Salvador should maintain diplomatic relations with China.
The Central American nation broke ties with Taiwan in August to establish relations with China and in return China offered El Salvador $150 million for social projects and 3,000 tons of rice. The President-elect said he is skeptical of the newly-formed relations due to China’s history of development projects with other countries.
In response, the Chinese embassy in El Salvador issued a statement responding to Bukele’s comment saying China and El Salvador’s cooperation would not be a “debt trap but instead a sweet deal for both nations.”