Belgian PM cancels China visit

Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has canceled his visit to China in order to deal with emergency affairs in Belgium, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

“China expresses its understanding regarding the cancellation and will remain in communication with the Belgian side,” Xinhua news agency quoted spokesperson Hua Chunying as saying.

At least 34 were killed in a series of terrorist attacks on Tuesday in the Belgian capital.

Michel was planning to pay an official visit to China and to attend the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in late March.

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