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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Regular Press Conference on November 18, 2015

2015-11-18

Q: Head of the Russian Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov said that it was a terrorist attack that brought down the Russian passenger plane over the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt on October 31. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is counting on its partners to help find and punish those responsible for the attack. What is China's comment? Will China offer assistance?

A: Terrorism is the common enemy faced by all humanity. The Chinese side opposes all forms of terrorism. Being Russia's comprehensive strategic partner for coordination, China firmly supports Russia in maintaining national security and stability and carrying out relevant counter-terrorism activities to that end. China stands ready to work with the international community including Russia to enhance security cooperation, jointly respond to threats and challenges posed by terrorism, and safeguard world peace and stability.

Q: It is reported that a road project undertaken by Chinese enterprise in Afghanistan lags behind schedule. What is your comment?

A: I am not aware of the situation you mentioned. However, I would like to point out that China firmly supports Afghanistan's peaceful reconstruction and has provided a large amount of assistance. We encourage Chinese enterprises to take an active part in Afghanistan's economic development, and we have contributed to the improvement of people's livelihood in Afghanistan. The Chinese side will follow through with its assistance and help drive Afghanistan's economic and social development as well as the betterment of its people's livelihood.

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