Russia and China oppose outside interference in the unrest in the Arab world, the two presidents said on Thursday in a declaration, as the West seeks their support for increasing pressure on Syria.
“The sides believe that the search for settling the situation in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa should take place in the legal field and through political means,” said the declaration signed by Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Hu Jintao.
“Outside forces should not interfere in internal processes in the countries of the region.”
Rather, the conflicts should be solved by “launching broad national dialogue about rebuilding stability and social order and the promotion of democratic and economic reforms,” the statement said.
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