In the first reaction to the killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul, China has said that counter-terrorism cooperation should not be conducted at the expense of sovereignty of other countries.
Wang Yu, Chinese ambassador in Kabul, quoted Hua Chunying the country’s spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter as saying that there should not be double standards in the fight against terrorism.
Yu also quoted Chunying as saying that the fight should be against all forms of terrorism.
US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday night that the US killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, in a drone strike in Kabul last Sunday. The killing of al-Zawahiri in Kabul has caused widespread international reactions.