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Some leaders of political parties and high government officials in other countries have voiced support for the Chinese government in its handling of the recent riots in Lhasa, capital city of China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Gennady Zyuganov, president of the Communist Party of Russian (CPR) Federation, said in a statement that recent incidents in Tibet are elaborately planned attempts against China, which aimed to undermine her social and political stability and territorial integrity and the country's prestige on the world.

He said the Russian Communist Party stands firm for the measures taken by the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese leaders to contain illegal actions.

The Russian Communist Party vehemently denounces any attempt to politicize the Beijing Olympic Games and is confident that these measures will ensure normalcy in Tibet, the statement said.

Chairman of the Communist Party of Brazil Renalto Rabelo said in a message to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) that his party supports China in its handling of the Lhasa riots according to law and opposes in strong terms the provocative actions by the separatists.

The Brazilian Communist Party condemns the riots in Lhasa which aimed to discredit China's efforts to promote Tibet's social and economic development and reiterates its supports to China's efforts to uphold its political and territorial integrity.

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa Tolofuaivalelei Falemoe Leiataua said the Tibet issue is China's internal affairs, and foreign governments have no right to interfere. He said it is not right for some foreign leaders to meet with Dalai Lama.

Youssef Amin Wali, political bureau member of Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party and chairman of Egypt-China Friendship Association, said in a speech that Egypt is sided with the Chinese government in its efforts to maintain stability and security in Tibet and believes that the Chinese government has the wisdom and ability to handle the issue.

He reiterated Egypt's stand that Tibet is part of China and its support for the Chinese government in its efforts to safeguard national unification and territorial integrity.

In a statement, Mauritania's National Union for Democracy and Development strongly condemned recent violence in Tibet, saying such acts are aimed at undermining China's territorial integrity and stability.

Mauritania fully supports the actions taken by China to deal with such provocative acts, and believes that the Chinese people are capable of safeguarding national unification and territorial integrity, the statement said.

Fiji's interim government said in a message that the island nation supports China's actions to put down the riots in Lhasa.

Parmesh Chand, permanent secretary of the prime minister's office, told local media that it is the only right for the Chinese government to handle the incidents, as these are China's internal affairs.

Iraq condemned recent violence in Tibet and the Iraqi government and people firmly support all efforts made by the Chinese Communist Party, government and people to restore stability in the region, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said in a message conveyed by Mohammed Ismail, the country's ambassador to Beijing.

In the message, Talabani also said Tibet is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory.

Abdallah H.J. Alafranji, member of the Central Committee, and minister of external affairs of the Palestine National Liberation Movement (Fatah), said Fatah is greatly concerned about recent violence in Tibet and supports the Chinese Communist Party and government's proper handling of the incident.

He expressed hope that China could cope with attempts to disturb the Beijing Olympic Games and make this grand sports event a great success.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India said the Indian government should not interfere in the Tibet issue, which is China's internal affairs.

(Xinhua News Agency March 27, 2008)

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