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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the Announcement by the Australian Prime Minister on the Finding of Possible Debris from the Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

2014/03/20

Q: Australian Prime Minister announced this noon Beijing time that they had found objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean which was yet to be verified. What is China's comment?

A: China pays high attention to the news released by Australia, and expects that the Australian side could dispatch vessels and planes to relevant waters as soon as possible for search and confirmation. China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed Chinese diplomatic and consular missions in Australia to keep in close touch with the Australian side and coordinate with the Australian side in search and rescue. China is ready to follow up on the latest development and make corresponding arrangements.

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