China: Political Solution Only Way for Solving Crisis in Syria
China on Thursday renewed assertion that the political solution is the only realistic way for solving the crisis in Syria.
The Chinese News Agency Xinhua quoted the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hong Lei, as saying ” China attaches great importance to the development of the situation in Syria, and plays a constructive role in solving the crisis politically, as it believes that the future of Syria should be decided by the Syrian people.”
He added ” The pressing problem lies in urging all the concerned parties to cease violence as soon as possible and start a political transition based on Geneva Statement.”
He pointed out that whatever procedure is adopted by the international community, including the UN General Assembly, should lead to realizing the aforementioned goals, taking into account the principles of the UN Charter and the basic rules that govern international relations.
Hong clarified that China expressed its concern over a part of the contents of the draft resolution presented yesterday to the UN General Assembly, and thus asked the sponsor states to take into consideration the opinions of all relevant parties, and not to push for voting by force in order not to hinder the political solution.
The Chinese official expressed his country’s readiness to exert joint effort with the international community including the Arab countries to continue in finding a political solution for the crisis in Syria in a just, peaceful and suitable way.
R. Milhem / Ghossoun