China hopeful of safe Olympic torch relay in India

April 15th, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by admin  

Xinhua
Beijing, April 15 (Xinhua) China has expressed confidence that India will take effective measures to ensure a smooth and safe Olympic torch relay in capital New Delhi, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said here Tuesday. “We believe that the relay will gain the support of all Indians and we believe the Indians will take effective measures to ensure a smooth and safe relay in New Delhi,” Jiang said at a press conference.

Jiang stressed that if any “Tibetan independence” organizations would disrupt the relay in India, they would once again reveal their true nature of separatism and disruption.

Jiang noted that China and India have maintained a good momentum to the development of bilateral relations, and have conducted close exchanges and contacts.

The flame will reach Islamabad Wednesday. New Delhi will be the 11th leg of the relay, scheduled for Thursday.
Xinhua

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