Dialogue is the only solution to the Ukrainian crisis: Chinese FM

Dialogue and negotiation are the only solutions to the Ukrainian crisis, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.

Wang made the remarks at a press briefing following foreign minister-level meetings on Afghanistan, which saw officials from Afghanistan and neighboring countries gather in Tunxi, province of China. of Anhui (east).

“I have had intensive and in-depth exchanges with my counterparts on the Ukraine issue over the past few days. All parties expressed their understanding of China’s position and made positive comments on China’s role,” he said. Mr Wang.

“Our position is consistent. In dealing with all hot-button issues, China stands for peace, dialogue and justice. Our attitude is also clear, we strive to play a responsible and constructive role in dealing with all challenges,” he added.

Wang explained China’s position from five key aspects.

First, China adheres to the good direction of promoting peace talks. China maintains that dialogue and negotiation are the only solutions, opposes adding fuel to the fire and escalating the conflict, calls for a ceasefire and supports direct talks between the Russia and Ukraine.

Second, China respects the basic norms governing international relations. It advocates respect for the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter as well as the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, and opposes small and medium-sized countries being at the forefront of geopolitics.

Third, China insists that a return to Cold War mentality must be prevented. China does not agree with the confrontation of the camps, which means that the countries are either friends or enemies. Instead, China is committed to promoting international solidarity, upholding common, cooperative, comprehensive and sustainable security while respecting and addressing the legitimate concerns of all parties.

Fourth, China supports safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of all countries. China opposes unilateral sanctions that violate international law, calls for safeguarding international industrial and supply chains to avoid harming normal economic and trade exchanges and people’s lives.

Fifthly, China adheres to the consolidation of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. China is committed to the policy of friendship, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusion in its neighborhood. China is wary of the United States’ use of the Indo-Pacific strategy to trigger bloc confrontation in the region. China is working to accelerate regional integration and cooperation and maintain the hard-won development momentum.

The Chinese Foreign Minister stressed that as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China will continue to work with the international community to play a constructive role in promoting peace talks and safeguarding the peace in accordance with the will of the parties concerned and the evolution of the situation. the Ukrainian crisis.

Christi C. Elwood