China says bin Laden's death milestone for anti-terrorism
Updated: 2011-05-03 06:27
BEIJING - China said here Monday evening that the death of Osama bin Laden was a milestone and a positive development for the international anti-terrorism efforts.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made the remarks when asked to comment on the killing of the al-Qaida leader.
"China has taken note of the announcement," Jiang said, "We believe the death of Osama bin Laden is a milestone and a positive development for the international anti-terrorism efforts."
"Terrorism is the common enemy of the international community. China has also been a victim of terrorism, " said Jiang.
She said China has always opposed to terrorism of all forms and has been actively participating in the global anti-terrorism efforts.
"China upholds that the international community should step up cooperation in working together to fight terrorism," said Jiang. "China believes that it is necessary to seek both a temporary solution and a permanent cure in fighting terrorism and to make great efforts to eliminate the soil on which terrorism relies to breed," she added.
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