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UPDATED: 08:31, March 16, 2005
Ethiopia's parliament backs China's anti-secession law
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Ethiopia's parliament on Tuesday expressed support for China's anti-secession law to prevent Taiwan's secession from China.

"It is not a war law, but a law aimed at curbing war and maintaining peace," said Mulatu Teshome, speaker of the Ethiopian House of the Federation, when meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Lin Lin.

The law is not only conducive to peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits, but also conducive to peace and stability in the Asian-Pacific region and the world at large, he said.

China has the largest population in the world and its economy is growing rapidly, the whole world does not want to see a war in China, he added.

"On behalf of the Ethiopian parliament and the government, I would like to congratulate China's National People's Congress on the approval of the law," said Mulatu.

He also said Ethiopia all along adheres to its one-China policy and regards Taiwan as part of China.

The National People's Congress, China's top legislature, on Monday passed the law which came into effect immediately after President Hu Jintao signed a presidential decree to promulgate it later in the day.

Source: Xinhua

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