Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China would promote negotiations and pursue peace on the Ukraine issue, affirming “not adding fuel to the fire”.
“China has always been committed to pursuing peace and promoting negotiations. China has never stood idly by, nor has it added fuel to the fire or taken advantage of opportunities for profit,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters. Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba at a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 22.
Foreign Minister Kuleba posted on Twitter on September 23 that during the meeting a day earlier, Mr. Wang “reaffirmed China’s respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and rejected the use of force to resolve the issue by force.” distinctive”.
The meeting took place on the same day that Mr. Wang met with foreign ministers of other countries at the United Nations. Mr. Wang reaffirmed China’s position that the sovereignty of all countries must be upheld and their security concerns addressed.
Foreign Minister Wang cited China’s four proposals on the Ukraine issue, including calling on all sides to resume dialogue, eliminate the risk of using nuclear weapons, and resolve the food crisis. Wang also called on all sides to exercise restraint to de-escalate the situation.
China did not condemn Russia’s military campaign or impose sanctions on it, and called on the negotiating parties to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine.
During a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit on September 15, Russian President Vladimir Putin “appreciated the balanced view of his Chinese friends.” during the Ukraine crisis” and acknowledged “China’s questions and concerns on the matter”.
Nguyen Tien (Theo SCMP)