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China condemns killing of Russian envoy, calls it ‘barbaric act of terrorism’

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China strongly condemns such actions targeting diplomatic personnel and was “resolutely opposed to all kinds of terrorism.”

world Updated: Dec 20, 2016 16:15 IST
Flowers lay next to a portrait in memory of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, who was fatally shot by a Turkish policeman.
Flowers lay next to a portrait in memory of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, who was fatally shot by a Turkish policeman.(AP Photo)

China’s foreign minister has expressed condolences to his Russian counterpart on the killing of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, calling the assassination a “barbaric act of terrorism.”

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday that China strongly condemns such actions targeting diplomatic personnel and was “resolutely opposed to all kinds of terrorism.”

Wang says China is willing to work with the international community in “resolutely supporting” Russia’s efforts to crack down on terrorism and will boost cooperation with Moscow on this front.

Chinese and Russian leaders have in recent years extolled the blossoming strategic partnership between the former communist rivals, despite a major decline in two-way trade and the failure to materialize a slew of ambitious projects.

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