Saturday, April 8, 2017

Political solution only way out for Syrian issue: Chinese envoy

UNITED NATIONS, April 7 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese envoy said here on Friday that political solution is the only way out for the Syrian issue and military means will not work. Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, made the remarks at a Security Council emergency meeting that convened after the United Sates launched missile attacks on a Syrian military airfield on Thursday. Liu said military actions will only worsen the suffering of the Syrian people and make the situation in Syria and the region more complicated and turbulent. "This is not in the common interest of Syria, regional countries and the international community," said Liu. "The most urgent issue at present is that all parties work together to prevent the situation in Syria from further deterioration," he said. Liu said China calls upon all relevant parties to persist in diplomatic efforts, stick to dialogue and consultation and support the role of the United Nations as the main channel of mediation and good offices.

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