China News Service, Beijing, March 30 (Reporter Liang Xiaohui) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said at a regular press conference in Beijing on the 30th that he urged the United States to stop interfering in Venezuela's internal affairs.

A reporter asked a question. According to reports, on the 26th, the US Department of Justice announced that it would sue Venezuelan President Maduro and other senior officials for alleged "drug terrorism." US Secretary of State Pompeo said that the US State Department will offer a reward of 15 million US dollars for the arrest of President Maduro, and a reward of 10 million US dollars for the arrest of four close friends of President Maduro. What is China's comment?

Hua Chunying responded that Venezuela is a sovereign and independent country. China always opposes any external forces infringing on the sovereignty of the Venezuela and interfering in its internal affairs under any pretext, and resolutely opposes illegal unilateral sanctions.

She said that China urged the United States to abide by the UN Charter and the basic norms of international relations and stop interfering in the internal affairs of the Venezuela. We call on all parties to focus on the well-being of the people of the Venezuela and work together to do more things that are conducive to maintaining the stability of the situation in the Venezuela and the region and promoting the peaceful resolution of the problems in the Venezuela.

Hua Chunying also introduced that in order to help Venezuela respond to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Chinese government decided to send an anti-epidemic medical expert group to Venezuela. The expert group was set up by the National Health Committee and selected by the Jiangsu Province Health Committee. It has set out on March 29 and arrived on the 30th. (Finish)