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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on February 27, 2013

2013/02/28

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying held a press conference on February 27, 2013.

Q: How does China comment on the general election in Italy?

A: We have noted relevant reports and hope that Italy would soon form the government.

Q: What is China's comment on the onging talks between the P5 plus one countries and Iran in Kazakhstan?

A: The P5 plus one countries are holding talks with Iran in Alma-Ata, in which the two sides carry out serious discussions on how to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue. Our impression is that the talks are candid and constructive. Since the talks are still underway, I would provide further information after the conclusion.

Assistant Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu leads the Chinese delegation to take an active part in the talks. On the sidelines of the talks, he met with Deputy Secretary Ali Bagheri of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council.

The Iranian nuclear issue is complex and sensitive and can not be fully resolved by one or two talks. We hope relevant parties could seize the opportunity, show further flexiblility and practicality, accommodate each other's concerns, strive to open a substantive negotiation process and make constructive efforts for early positive outcomes of the talks.

After the press conference, a journalist asked for the latest development of the accident that killed 9 Hong Kong tourists in Egypt.

Hua Chunying said that the working group of the Foreign Ministry left for Egypt on the evening of February 26 and was expected to arrive at 5pm on February 27. They will immediately join the Chinese Embassy in Egpyt in dealing with the aftermath.

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