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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Jianchao's Comment on Recent Conflicts in the DRC
2004-06-03

        Q: Recently the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) became turbulent again. Armed conflicts took place in Bukawu, in the eastern part of the country, causing casualties and chaos. The UN institutions there were also attacked. What's your comment?

        A: Armed conflicts broke out again recently in the DRC with civilian casualties, threatening the safety of UN peace-keepers. The Chinese Government is deeply concerned over the development. We condemn the armed conflicts and violent actions in that area and urge the conflicting parties to stop hostile actions at once. We call on them to obey the agreement on cease fire and ensure the safety of UN institutions and Chinese and other peace-keepers.

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