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FM: China respects Libyan people's choice


10:20, August 24, 2011

BEIJING,Aug 23 (Xinhuanet) – China has said that it respects the choice of the people of Libya after the country's opposition forces announced they had taken control of parts of the capital, Tripoli.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu made the remarks while responding to a question on the unrest in Libya. Ma also said China is ready to cooperate with the international community in playing a proactive role in the reconstruction of Libya. Meanwhile, Vice Commerce Minister, Wen Zhongliang has urged Libya to protect China's investments and said the oil trade benefited both countries. Wen was answering a question about a Libyan rebel official who warned that Chinese oil companies could lose out after the ousting of Gaddafi. He also said China hopes to continue investment and economic cooperation with Libya after stability returns.


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