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China urges concerted efforts to fight terrorism, epidemics

Updated: Oct 18,2014 4:23 PM

Premier Li Keqiang has called on Asian and European countries to jointly tackle security challenges including terrorism and outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Addressing an informal meeting at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit, Premier Li said traditional and non-traditional woes such as armed conflicts, terrorism and large-scale infectious diseases still stand out in today’s world.

He stressed that no country is immune from these challenges. Premier Li called for countries to unite and strengthen coordination to jointly meet the challenges and resolve the related issues in a just, reasonable and proper manner. He said the solution should be based on mutual respect, equality and noninterference in other country’s internal affairs.

On Oct 16, Premier Li announced at the summit that China will provide at least 100 million yuan or 16 million U.S. dollars worth of additional aid to help West Africa fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Regarding China’s climate policy, Premier Li reiterated that China stands ready to adhere to the principles of “common but differentiated responsibility,” fairness and respective capabilities. He said China will spare no efforts to contribute to a fairer, more reasonable and effective global climate management system.