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Anti-Secession Law Wins Worldwide Support

Many countries on Monday and Tuesday continue to voice their support for China's newly adopted Anti-Secession Law.   

The adoption of the Anti-Secession Law by the National People's Congress of China is understandable and Indonesia is consistently pursuing the one-China policy, a spokesman of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in Jakarta Tuesday.


In answering questions from Xinhua, Marty Natalegawa also reaffirmed that Indonesia supports China's efforts for a peaceful reunification of the country.


Meanwhile, Jury Dhamrin, deputy spokesman of the ministry said, "We are consistent in the one-China policy."


Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed support on Monday for the Anti-Secession Law.


He said that considering the realistic and the profound historic significance of the reunification cause of China, Cambodia firmly supports any action and measure China takes on the Taiwan issue.


The Cambodian government also released a statement, saying the law is a legislative action aiming to protect the core interests of the nation, and is therefore justified and conforms with international norms.


The government expressed its belief that China will surely achieve the goal of reunification of the nation.


The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday expressed its support for the Anti-Secession Law.


"The adoption dealt a heavy blow to the forces seeking the secession of Taiwan from China as it helped lay a legal framework for achieving sovereignty, territorial integrity and peaceful reunification of the country," said a spokesman of the DPRK Foreign Ministry.


It is the invariable principled stand of the DPRK to render consistent support to China's policy for reunification based on the principle of "peaceful reunification" and "one country, two systems," he added.


"We fully support the recent measure taken by China, considering it as a very just one," the spokesman stressed.


The Kuwaiti government and parliament support China's adoption of the Anti-Secession Law, Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Jasim Mohmmad al-Kharafi said on Tuesday.


The official made the statement at a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Wu Jiuhong.


Kuwait believes the adoption of the law will contribute to China's stability, development and reunification, al-Kharafi said.


He added his country is glad to see that Hong Kong and Macao have enjoyed political stability and robust economic development with people's living standards improving continuously since China's resumption of the exercise of sovereignty in line with the principle of "one country, two systems."


The policy has also promoted exchanges and trade among the Chinese people across the Taiwan Straits, al-Kharafi said.


Serbia and Montenegro supports China's adoption of the Anti-Secession Law, a statement issued by the country's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.


The statement said Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic expressed his country's full support for the adoption of the law and for China's stands on issues related to Taiwan.


The minister made the remarks during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Serbia and Montenegro Li Guobang, according to the statement.


France firmly supports China's policy for reunification and adheres to the one-China principle after the adoption of the Anti-Secession Law, Foreign Ministry deputy spokeswoman Cecile Pozzo di Borgo said Tuesday.


She said France understands China's stance on promoting dialogue across the Taiwan Straits and firmly supports China's efforts to realize national reunification.


She also said the European Union ban on arms sales to China has been considered antiquated, adding that weapon sale is a single issue and not related with other issues.


Turkmenistan supports China's efforts of peaceful reunification, the Central Asian country's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.


Turkmenistan consistently adheres to the one-China policy and insists that the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government of China, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.


Turkmenistan also supports the efforts taken by the Chinese government for peaceful reunification, the statement added.


Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov expressed his support on Tuesday for China's position on the Taiwan issue.


A unified and indivisible China is in the interest of the Chinese people and is also beneficial to stability and security in the region and the world as a whole, said Mammedyarov.


Iraq's interim government Tuesday expressed its support for China's adoption of the Anti-Secession Law.


Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador in Iraq Yang Honglin that the adoption of the law demonstrates the opposition among Chinese people to any secessionist activities in Taiwan.


Zebari stressed that the Taiwan issue is China's internal affair and any foreign forces shall not interfere with it.


The interim Iraqi government agrees with the one-China policy and understands the efforts Chinese government makes to unify the country peacefully, he added.


"I believe the transitional Iraqi government will also maintain this stand," Zebari said, referring to the next government due to take office on Wednesday after the elected National Assembly first convenes.


On Monday, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq's incumbent vice president and a hopeful for the premiership to lead the new administration, told Yang that the Iraqi side respects the integrity of China's territory and sovereignty and agrees with its stance concerning Taiwan.


The government of Comoros issued a statement on Monday in support of China's Anti-Secession Law.


The statement said the Comorian government has taken note of the NPC's adoption of the law and it reaffirms its adherence to the one-China policy.


Comoros supports the Chinese people in their effort to defend territorial integrity and deems it as China's sovereignty to realize reunification, said the statement.


Also on Monday, a Comorian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on the state radio that no government and people could brook any disintegration of their nation.


It is wise for the Chinese government to resist and eradicate the action of splitting China through legislation, said the spokesman.


The Anti-Secession Law points out the way and principle to resolve the Taiwan issue and the Comorian government sincerely and completely supports the law, the spokesman said.


Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa on Tuesday hailed the newly passed Anti-Secession Law, saying Zambia firmly supports China's efforts in safeguarding state sovereignty and territorial integrity.


While meeting with the chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Zambia, Zhao Zhanbin, Mwanawasa said he is extremely pleased to see the enactment of the law in China.


"On behalf of the people and the government of Zambia and indeed myself, I wish to extend our congratulations to this development," he said.


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


Zambia supports any measures aiming to achieve peaceful reunification of Taiwan and the Chinese mainland, he said.


Zhao, for his part, said the law demonstrates China's determination and efforts in safeguarding peace across the Taiwan Straits, in Asia and around the world.


Kenya's parliament and government on Tuesday voiced support for China's Anti-Secession 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 National Assembly of Kenya Francis Ole Kaparo said while meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Guo Chongli.


The Chinese ambassador briefed the Kenyan speaker on the new law, its legislative purpose and main provisions.


Guo told Kaparo that the law is not a "law on the use of force against Taiwan," nor a "war mobilization order." It will instead promote peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits, the Asia-Pacific region and the world at large.


On the same day, the Chinese ambassador also met Kenya's Minister for Foreign Affairs Chirau Ali Mwakwere, who hailed the law as a success in China's endeavors toward peaceful reunification.


"Kenya has always supported the one-China policy and continues to uphold this position," Mwakwere said. "The government of Kenya wishes the Chinese government every success in its peaceful endeavors toward the achievement of the reunified China."


Madagascan Foreign Minister Marcel Ranjeva said Tuesday night that his country stands for the newly enacted Anti-Secession Law and its bid for a peaceful reunification.


Madagascar views the law as part of efforts by China to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity, said Ranjeva in a statement broadcast on state television.


Citing the non-stop charter flight services between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan during the traditional Spring Festival holidays, Ranjeva said Madagascar holds that the Chinese people across the Taiwan Straits approve of peaceful reunification of their country, which coincides with the Madagascan government's position.


The foreign minister made the announcement after a meeting Monday with Chinese Ambassador to Madagascar Li Shuli. Ranjeva told Li that his country has been firm on the one-China policy in support of China's peaceful reunification.


The government of Mali firmly supported China's newly adopted Anti-Secession Law, saying that the legislation will help China check activities by secessionists for "Taiwan independence," Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Moctar Ouane said Tuesday in Bamako.


While meeting with Wei Wenhua, Chinese ambassador to Mali, Ouane reaffirmed his country's stand of supporting China's national reunification and the one-China principle.


He said Mali firmly supported China's efforts in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity and checking "Taiwan independence" through legislation.


Cuba, Venezuela and Dominica on Monday expressed support for China's adoption of the Anti-Secession Law.


The three Caribbean countries said the law is aimed at promoting China's national unification, safeguarding regional peace and stability and preventing Taiwan's secession from China.


The law is fully in accordance with the basic principles of the UN Charter, the three countries said, adding that they will stick to the one-China principle and support China's efforts in achieving territorial integrity and national reunification.


Enrique Urquidi, president of the Andean Parliament comprising representatives of the national congresses of Andean countries that coordinates legislation of member countries, said Monday in a statement that China's Anti-Secession Law is conducive to regional security and stability and is the legal representation of China's fundamental interests.


(Xinhua News Agency March 16, 2005)

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