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Countries Support Anti-Secession Law

More countries from around the world expressed support on Tuesday for China's adoption of the Anti-Secession Law, which intends to prevent the secession of Taiwan from China and clarify China's position on the Taiwan question.

Cecile Pozzo di Borgo, deputy spokeswoman of the French Foreign Ministry, said her country firmly supports China's policy for reunification and adheres to the one-China principle.

Referring to the newly passed Anti-Secession Law, she said France understands China's stance on promoting dialogue across the Taiwan Straits and firmly supports China's efforts to realize national reunification.

Meanwhile, Cuba's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that "Cuba, from the very triumph of the revolution, has supported the territorial integrity of China and the cause of the Chinese national reunification."

The Anti-Secession Law will help promote peaceful reunification, maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits and safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity of China, it said.

Kenya's parliament and government also voiced support for the law aimed at peaceful reunification of the country.

"Kenya, as a friend of China, has always supported the one-China policy and will never support Taiwan's secession from China," Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya, Francis Ole Kaparo, said while meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Guo Chongli.

The Kuwaiti Government and parliament support China's adoption of the Anti-Secession Law, Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Jasim Mohmmad Al-Kharafi said while meeting with Chinese ambassador Wu Jiuhong.

Kuwait said it believes that the adoption of the Anti-Secession Law will contribute to China's stability, development and reunification, Al-Kharafi said.

Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa hailed the newly passed law, saying he is extremely pleased to see the enactment of the Anti-Secession Law by the National People's Congress, China's legislature, in Beijing on Monday.

Mwanawasa said Zambia supports the one-China policy and strongly believes that Taiwan is an integral part of China.

Madagascar Foreign Minister Marcel Ranjeva said Tuesday night that his country views the law as part of China's efforts to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity in a statement broadcast on state television.

At a meeting with visiting Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Bosnia-Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic said his country respects, understands and supports China's adoption of the Anti-Secession Law.

Dzaferovic said his country appreciates China's efforts to pursue peaceful reunification, and safeguard state sovereignty and territorial integrity, noting that the adoption of the law will facilitate a peaceful solution to the Taiwan question.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry of Nepal said in a statement Wednesday that the Nepalese Government, in conformity with its long-held one-China policy, considers Taiwan as an integral part of China.

It said the Nepalese Government believes that the anti-secession legislation enacted by China's National People's Congress will contribute to achieving the goal of reunification of Taiwan with the People's Republic of China.

(Xinhua News Agency, China Daily March 17, 2005)

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