|Foreign Ministry Spokesman Kong Quan's Comment on the Result of the Referendum in Venezuela|
Q: What comment does China have on the result of the referendum in Venezuela?
A: We respect the Venezuelan people?s efforts to determine the fate of their own country within the framework of the constitution and are pleased to see the referendum going smoothly. We believe that under the leadership of President Hugo Chavez Frias, the Venezuelan people will continue to commit themselves to maintaining stability and economic development in their country and score new achievements.
China and Venezuela enjoy friendly relations. China has always attached importance to China-Venezuela relations and is ready to join hands with Venezuela in promoting further development of China-Venezuela friendly relations and cooperation.