Chinese Official: China, Russia Coordinating Stances on Syria
China’s relation with the Syrian regime is good, and the Asian country has agreed with Russia on coordinating stances on international files, specifically on those related to the Middle East.
China’s ambassador in Beirut Wu Zexian pointed out that 1,400 Chinese citizens live in Syria and work in investment and industrial projects, and that his country is against any resolution that declares sanctions against Syria.
In an interview published Monday in As-Safir Lebanese newspaper, Wu assured that China’s foreign policy is based on two major points: peace and development.
Commenting on Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moallem’s greeting to China in his latest press conference, China’s ambassador indicated that Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Al-moqdad has visited China two weeks ago and the bilateral relations are good.
He indicated that “We are concerned about the situation in the region.”
Regarding the UN Security Council’s stance on the Syrian situation, Wu said that “there were various attempts by UN country members to issue international resolutions, but at each time, China firmly revealed its complete and clear rejection to interfering in other countries internal affairs.”
“We have made our stance clear to our fellows in New York when they were trying to issue resolutions against Syria. These resolutions, if released, they do not help in solving the problem,” the Chinese official pointed out.
He added that “the Security Council should rather present constructive assistance that would help the country restore stability. Foreign countries should avoid complicating and deteriorating the situation.”
On the Lebanese situation, the Chinese ambassador in Beirut said that “Lebanon has been in constant conflict with Israel… We have repeatedly asked Israel to respect the United Nations’ decision, return the occupied lands, respect Lebanon’s sovereignty, and stop violating the Lebanese airspace. This has always been our policy.”
Regarding the international tribunal, Wu said that “we hope that the tribunal would work transparently and without foreign effects… by that, no conflict would fall.”