BEIJING – China supports the Iraqi government in safeguarding its national stability and advancing economic recovery, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Monday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Saturday officially declared the full liberation of Iraq from Islamic State militants, after Iraqi forces recaptured all areas held by the extremist group.
Addressing A news briefing in Beijing Monday, Lu Kang, spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry, said China congratulated Iraq on its successful anti-terrorism war, noting it marked positive progress in global anti-terrorism cooperation.
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"China hopes Iraq can achieve national stability and development at an early date," Lu said.
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