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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Regular Press Conference on March 27, 2013


Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei held a press conference on March 27, 2013.

Q: Conflict in Central Africa worsened dramatically and caused casualties of South African troops in the country. What is China's comment?

A: China expresses sympathy and condolences to the injuries and deaths of South African soldiers in the warfare of Central Africa. We are concerned about the seriously deteriorating political and security situation in Central Africa. China opposes the seizure of power by force and calls for a settlement of the Central African crisis through political means as well as an early restoration of order in the country. We support the positive efforts by South Africa and regional organizations such as the African Union and stand ready to play our own constructive role.

Q: President Xi Jinping will meet with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today. Please give us more details.

A: President Xi Jinping will hold bilateral meetings with leaders of relevant countries on the sidelines of the fifth BRICS Leaders Meeting. We hope these important meetings will enhance mutual trust and cooperation between China and those countries. Relevant information will be released in due course.

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