China condemns terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia
( 2003-11-10 13:48) (People's Daily)
China vehemently condemned the terrorist bombing that rocked a residential
compound west of the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh late Saturday, said Foreign
Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao on Sunday.
Liu said Chinese President Hu Jintao had sent a message
to Saudi Arabian King Fahd Ibn Abdul-Aziz on Sunday and expressed sympathy and
solicitude for the wounded people and families of the victims. President Hu said
in his message that the Chinese government is firmly opposed to terrorism in any form and is willing to make
unremitting efforts with Saudi Arabia and other members of the intenational community
to safeguard world peace and security. Hu also expounded on his country's
stance on this explosion issue.
President Hu stressed terrorism was a common threat facing all countries in
the world, and that the Chinese government is in firm opposition to all forms of
terrorism and was ready to work with the international community, including
Saudi Arabia, to safeguard world peace and security, according to the spokesman.
There was no official report on casualties in the bombing, which occurred
near a district where the palaces of Saudi royal family's senior princes and
diplomatic quarters are located. It was estimated that 20 to 30 people were