BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to British Queen Elizabeth II Thursday over a deadly terrorist attack in London that killed five people and injured 40 others Wednesday.

In his message, Xi strongly condemned the terrorist attack and mourned the innocent victims. On behalf of the Chinese government and people and in his own name, Xi extended his sincere sympathy to the injured and the bereaved families.

Xi stated in the message that terrorism is the common enemy of the international community. China firmly opposes all forms of terrorism. China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Britain and the international community and make positive efforts to safeguard security in China, Britain, as well as the world as a whole.