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Published: 17:32, January 12, 2024 | Updated: 17:35, January 12, 2024
China calls for calm, restraint over tensions in Red Sea region
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Published:17:32, January 12, 2024 Updated:17:35, January 12, 2024 By Xinhua

Mao Ning, spokesperson for China's Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, speaks at a press conference at the ministry in Beijing, China, on Jan 11, 2024. (PHOTO / FOREIGN MINISTRY, CHINA)

BEIJING - China calls on relevant parties to exercise calm and restraint to avoid further escalation of tensions in the Red Sea region, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Friday.

The Red Sea is an important international trade route for goods and energy, Mao said, expressing the hope that all relevant parties will play a constructive and responsible role in safeguarding security and stability in the region

Spokesperson Mao Ning made the remarks at a daily press briefing replying to a query about an attack upon Yemen's Houthis by the United States, which was launched as a response to the assaults by the Houthis on a merchant ship in the Red Sea.

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The Red Sea is an important international trade route for goods and energy, Mao said, expressing the hope that all relevant parties will play a constructive and responsible role in safeguarding security and stability in the region, which serves the common interests of the international community. 


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