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No decision taken in China yet on whether to attend Ukraine president inauguration

BEIJING, June 5. /ITAR-TASS/. China had not decided yet on whether to send its representative to attend the ceremony of inauguration of Petro Poroshenko who won the Ukrainian presidential elections, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Thursday.

"China has received an invitation from the Ukrainian side. It is now under consideration," the diplomat said.

On Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory telegram to Poroshenko in connection with his election as Ukrainian president. The Chinese leader said in the telegram that China attached great importance to development of relations with Ukraine and intended to work together with the country on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit to promote bilateral business cooperation in all the areas and for the good of both countries and their people.