Hu sends condolences to Medvedev over Moscow explosion

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Chinese President Hu Jintao Tuesday sent a condolence message to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev over a suicide bombing at a Moscow airport that killed at least 35 people.

Hu, on behalf of the Chinese government and people, sent sincere condolences to the victims' families, wished an early recovery for the injured, and expressed deep mourning for the victims.

The Chinese president said China condemns terrorist actions in any form, and firmly backs Russia's measures against terrorism.

He also said China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Russia within bilateral and Shanghai Cooperation Organization frameworks to fight the "three forces," namely terrorism, separatism and extremism, protect the security of lives and property of the Chinese and Russian peoples, and secure regional and world peace, stability and safety.

On Monday, a suicide bombing killed at least 35 persons and injured over 152 others at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.

Also on Tuesday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao sent a condolence message to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to express mourning for the blast's victims and share his condolences with the victims' families and the injured.

On the same day, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi also sent condolences to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov over the deadly explosion.

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