|Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue's Remarks On the Aggravation of Arafat's State of Illness|
Q: The Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization Arafat's state of illness has become aggravated, drawing the attention of all parties. What's the comment of the Chinese side?
A: Chairman Arafat is an outstanding leader of the Palestine liberation movement, and an old friend of the Chinese people. Chinese leaders and Government are very concerned about his state of illness. President Hu Jintao has extended his regards to Chairman Arafat through telegram on October, 28th. The Chinese side also expressed the hope to provide any possible help for the early recovery of Chairman Arafat.