Foreign Minister Wang Yi: China Calls on All Parties Concerned to Exercise Restraints and Calmness on Situation in Syria
2013-08-29 18:23

On Aug 28, 2013, Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated China's view on the current situation in Syria as inquired by a correspondent from Xinhua News Agency.

Wang Yi said that China pays high attention to the latest development of the situation in Syria. China firmly opposes to any use, by anyone, of chemical weapons in Syria, and supports the investigating team of the United Nations to conduct independent, objective, fair and professional investigation. At present, it should be ensured that there will be no interference in the investigation, and no prejudgement for the investigation results.

Wang Yi stressed that political settlement has always been the only practical way of solutions to the Syrian issue. External military intervention contravenes the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and the basic norms of international relations, and will add to the turmoil in the Middle East. China calls on all parties concerned to exercise restraints and calmness, adhering to the right track of political solution.

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