Xi Jinping also noted the importance of strictly adhering to international humanitarian law and refraining from attacks on civilians and civilian facilities
The Chinese authorities are ready together with the French government to call on the international community to the settle the Ukrainian conflict by diplomatic means, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Beijing.
“Regarding the Ukrainian crisis, China will be firmly committed to promoting peaceful dialogue and a political settlement,” he said, “We are ready, together with France, to appeal to the international community to maintain restraint, to avoid actions that will further escalate the crisis or cause it to spiral out of control,” China Central Television quoted Xi Jinping as saying.
The Chinese leader also noted the importance of strictly adhering to international humanitarian law and refraining from attacks on civilians and civilian facilities.
According to the Chinese leader, Beijing and Paris will call on all countries to prevent the use of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and to oppose “armed attacks on nuclear power plants and other civilian nuclear facilities.”
The Chinese president also called on the international community “to resume peace negotiations as soon as possible, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and taking into account the legitimate security interests of all parties to seek a political solution and build a balanced, effective and sustainable European security structure.”
Xi Jinping pointed to the need for global cooperation “to overcome the side effects of the Ukrainian crisis in food, energy, finance, transportation and other areas, as well as to reduce the negative impact of the crisis, especially on developing countries.”.