Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded on Tuesday to the military overthrow of democratically-elected Burkinabé President Fas Roch Marc Christian Kaboré with a call to “restore normal order” and “resolve differences through dialogue.”
Zhao, speaking at the regular foreign ministry press briefing in Beijing, also noted that the embassy in Ouagadougou issued a standard security alert for its nationals in the country and added that “China will spare no effort to protect the safety of (the 500) Chinese citizens in the country.”
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