Xi sends condolences to France over terror attack

Updated: 2015-01-08 21:38


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BEIJING- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a message of condolences to his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, over Wednesday's terrorist attack in Paris and strongly condemned the onslaught.

In the message, Xi expressed deep grief for the loss of lives and extended sincere condolences to the injured and the families of the killed.

Terrorism is a common enemy of all mankind and a common threat to the entire international community, including both China and France, Xi said.

China is firmly opposed to all forms of terrorism, and stands ready to work with France and other countries to boost security and counter-terrorism cooperation so as to safeguard world peace and protect the people of all countries in the world, he added.

Twelve people were killed and 11 others injured when masked gunmen stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The attack has drawn condemnation from across the world.