Latest Breaking News: China has out to Germany over the two nations’ shared opposition to escalating fighting in Libya ahead of a visit by the German foreign minister.
Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi laid out China’s “principled stance” about the UN-authorised military campaign against the embattled Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi during a telephone call on Thursday with the German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry website.
Westerwelle will visit China next week for talks that appear sure to cover the crisis in Libya. Although Beijing and Berlin have often traded barbs on human rights, trade and security, they have found some common ground in shared misgivings about the Western air campaign against Qadhafi.
China abstained from the UN Security Council vote that authorised the Libya intervention, and Germany too broke ranks with Western allies to join four other countries that also abstained, among them Russia.
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