The Egyptian Security Directorate building damaged in Cairo on January 24, 2014. A series of blasts rocked the area., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
January 28, 2014
BEIJING. — China yesterday condemned violent attacks against civilians and government facilities in Egypt, calling for the parties involved to hold dialogue and avoid bloodshed.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the comment following widespread violence on Saturday as Egyptians celebrated the third anniversary of the January 25 uprising that toppled ex-president Hosni Mubarak.
“As a friend of Egypt, we pay great attention to the developments of the situation there,” Qin said.
He urged relevant parties to resolve disagreements through dialogue and negotiation to avoid bloodshed.
“China hopes Egypt will restore social order soon, push forward an inclusive, steady political transition and realise national stability and development,” he said.
During Saturday’s celebrations, clashes erupted across Egypt. — Xinhua