China urges dialogue in the framework of the Ukrainian conflict | News
The Chinese foreign ministry on Saturday urged dialogue and moderation between the parties to the Ukrainian conflict, after having established communication with various European officials.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi confirmed his position in separate telephone conversations with his British counterpart, Liz Truss; the high representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, and Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic adviser to the French president, Emmanuel Macron.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry believes that respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of states, through compliance with the provisions of Chapter I of the Charter of the United Nations, constitute essential premises to reach an agreement between the international subjects involved in the conflict.
In this sense, the Asian representative pointed out that: “China believes that the security of one country cannot come at the expense of damaging the security of others, and regional security cannot be guaranteed by reinforcing and even expanding military blocs. And the reasonable security concerns of all countries must be respected.”
In line with this, Wang Yi pointed out that: “the UN Security Council must play a constructive role in resolving the Ukraine problem, as well as regional peace and stability.”
Starting with NATO’s expansion to the east, the official noted that: “Russia’s legitimate security demands must be taken seriously and adequately resolved.”
In turn, he emphasized the need to safeguard both the safety and property of natural persons, to prevent “the situation in Ukraine from getting out of control” and prevent the possibility of a “large-scale humanitarian crisis.”
Finally, Yi concluded by stating that “China, as a permanent member of the Security Council and as a responsible major country, has always faithfully fulfilled its international obligations and played a constructive role in safeguarding world peace and stability.”