No foreign interference in Egypt: China
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 21:20
Beijing: China on Thursday said Egypt should be allowed to settle its internal strife "independently without any foreign interference", asserting that the Arab country had the capacity to find a solution on its own.

"China holds that Egypt's affairs should be decided independently by the country without foreign interference," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told a press briefing, apparently referring to US and EU's call for orderly transition of power in Egypt.

Ma was replying to a question on China's stand on the prolonged mass agitation in Egypt against President Hosni Mubarak.

He said China supported Egypt's efforts to maintain social stability and restore normal order as a major country in the Arab world and in Africa.

"We believe Egypt has the wisdom and capacity to find proper solutions and get through the current tough time," he said.

Ma said China values the traditional friendship and strategic cooperative ties with Egypt, expecting bilateral relations to continue to develop in a sound and steady manner.

He denied that the reports on agitation in Egypt were blocked in the Chinese internet.


First Published: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 21:20

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