|More countries voice support for Anti-Secession Law(03/18/05)|
More countries across the world have expressed their support for China's Anti-Secession Law, which was passed on March 14 by China's National People's Congress to prevent the secession of Taiwan from China.
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and former King Norodom Sihanouk said Friday in a joint statement that Cambodia firmly supports the Anti-Secession Law and will as always back China's position on its reunification.
Tarek al-Heedan, deputy under-secretary of the Foreign Ministry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said Friday that his country adheres to the one-China policy and believes the adoption of the Anti-Secession Law will contribute to the solution of the Taiwan issue.
He stressed that the UAE fully understands and backs the law and China's efforts in safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity and working for reunification.
Khaled al-Jarallah, under-secretary of the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry, said the Anti-Secession Law is a choice of all Chinese people and reflects the will of the people.
He noted that the Taiwan issue is China's internal affair and the Chinese government has the right to take appropriate measures to settle the issue.
President of the Latin America Parliament Ney Lopes said Wednesday that he fully supports the adoption of the law and believes China's parliament has the right to defend the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity by means of legislation.
Dominica expressed support for the Anti-Secession Law in a statement issued by its Foreign Ministry.
The Law has great significance and marks China's important achievement in efforts to push for national reunification, the statement said.
Adoum Gargoum, minister delegate of Cameroon's External Relations Ministry, announced on Thursday that the government of Cameroon supports China's Anti-Secession Law.
Cameroon respects the one-China policy and believes that the Taiwan issue is China's internal affair. It recognizes the government of China as the sole legitimate government representing the whole country, Gargoum said during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Wang Sifa.
Namibia's National Assembly said in a statement Wednesday that the Namibian parliament "understands and supports" the adoption ofthe Anti-Secession Law.
Namibia's Foreign Ministry also reaffirmed the government's commitment to the one-China policy in a statement.
The Nigerian government on Thursday expressed its support for the Anti-Secession Law and said the country sticks to the one-China policy and supports efforts by the Chinese government to achieve national reunification.
The Gabonese government said in a statement Thursday that it unconditionally supports the Anti-Secession Law, which it said is intended to promote the peaceful reunification of China and safeguard the nation's sovereignty and fundamental interests.
Gabon will unswervingly adhere to the one-China policy, it said.
Rwandan Foreign Minister Charles Murigande said Monday that Rwanda supports every necessary measures by the Chinese government to safeguard the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
During a meeting with Chinese ambassador, Murigande said his country is committed to the one-China policy and backs the reunification cause of China. It will firmly stand with the Chinese government in any event, he said, noting that this explicit position has been widely accepted by Rwandans in all walks of life.
Aboubacar Sompare, speaker of Guinean National Assembly, said on Thursday that the National Assembly fully understands and supports the adoption of the law in China.
Sompare said a sovereign state has the right to contain secessionist forces, adding that his country firmly sticks to the one-China policy and supports China on all measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Central African Republic's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and French Affairs said Thursday that the Anti-Secession Law demonstrates again China's will to achieve national reunification through peaceful means, and the republic will stick to the one-China policy.
Burundi's Minister of External Relations and Cooperation, Therence Sinunguruza, told China's ambassador that the Anti-Secession Law shows the sincerity of the Chinese leadership and people to solve the Taiwan issue peacefully, and Burundi supports the legislation.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said it fully understands and backs China's newly-enacted Anti-Secession Law.
A deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and French Affairs told Chinese ambassador in Kinshasa that the DRC's position on the Taiwan issue has been consistent and clear, saying there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is a province of China.
He said the Anti-Secession Law is aimed at promoting peaceful reunification of China and opposing and containing secessionist activities in Taiwan.
The DRC government firmly supports every necessary measures by the Chinese government to solve the Taiwan issue, he said.
The Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry of Croatiaon Thursday issued a statement, backing China's Anti-Secession Lawand voicing support for China's efforts to promote peaceful reunification and maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits.