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Hu Jintao Meets with Sarkozy, Calling for Ceasefire in Libya

When French President Sarkozy visited Beijing on March 30, 2011, Hu Jintao told him, “If the coalition’s military actions are harming innocent civilians, creating a greater humanitarian crisis, this violates the original intention of the UN Security Council resolution.” “We have always maintained that every country’s independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity should be respected, and have opposed the use of force in international affairs. … The ultimate solution lies in dialogue and other peaceful means.” 
Hu further stated, “China supports all political efforts that are conducive to easing the current tension in Libya. We call on all parties to call an immediate ceasefire, seek a peaceful solution, and prevent more civilian casualties as soon as possible, to restore stability in Libya.”

Source: Xinhua, March 30, 2011