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China ready to take in UN talks on Syria

Updated: 2015-12-18 22:02
By Wang Qingyun (chinadaily.com.cn)

China welcomes and supports the 3rd foreign ministers' meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), said Hong Lei, Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the meeting as well as the ministerial-level meeting on Syria of the United Nations Security Council, both taking place in New York on Friday.

On the foreign ministers' meeting of the ISSG, Wang will introduce China's proposals and stances on ceasefire and cessation of violence, political reconciliation, intensified counter-terrorism efforts, post-war reconstruction, and other issues.

"We hope that this meeting can build on the outcomes of the previous two meetings and give a strong push to the Syrian political process," Hong said.

It's imperative that various Syrian sides conduct under the auspices of the United Nations comprehensive and inclusive dialogues and consultations on the equal footing, and come up with an early agreement on the specific arrangements for the political solution of the Syrian Crisis based on the Geneva Communique, said Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN.

"Actually there is no other solution than a political solution of the crisis. That should be the guiding principle of the efforts by the international community," he said. 

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