Belgian PM cancels visit to China after terror attacks

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Beijing, Mar 23: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has cancelled his visit to China following a series of bomb blasts at Brussels that killed at least 35 people, Chinese Foreign Ministry said today.

China expresses its understanding regarding the cancellation and will remain in communication with the Belgian side, spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a news briefing here.

Charles Michel

At least 35 people were killed in a series of terrorist attacks claimed by Islamic State (ISIS) yesterday in the Belgian capital.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has extended condolences to his Belgian counterpart. Michel was planning to pay an official visit to China and to attend the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference later this month.


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