Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has again criticized the position of the United States regarding China’s assistance programme to the region, saying that Beijing is providing loans at even better rates that the World Bank.

This is the second time within a seven month period that Browne has publicly criticized US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who has likened China to a predatory leader.

But speaking at the handover ceremony for the Grays Green Community Centre which was funded by Beijing, Browne said he had “gone as far rebutting” Pompeo to tell him that Washington’s position regarding China “was not so, and called upon him and the United States to put a framework in place so that developing countries could benefit similar to what the People’s Republic of China is doing.

Canada and the European Union to put together a better developmental paradigm – to assist developing countries in the world.

Browne said that the World Bank, a developmental lending agency, cannot even match the lending rates being provided by China.



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