|China calls for resolution of Mali crisis via dialogue|
"We think the priority should be to resume normal constitutional order and social stability as soon as possible. Relevant parties there should find an appropriate way to resolve the crisis through dialogue and negotiations," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei.
Hong made the remarks at a regular press briefing while commenting on the current situation in
He also called on relevant sides in
The ECOWAS decision was made at a special summit held in
A group of soldiers calling themselves the National Committee for Redressement of Democracy and Restoration of the State on Thursday toppled President Amadou Toumani Toure, accusing him of poorly handling Tuareg rebels in northern Mali.