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China renews calls for peace talks to end Russia-Ukraine war

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 20th April, 2022 11:17:24 AM
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The ongoing tragedy in Ukraine has broken hearts of many, Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming said on Wednesday, reiterating that his country stands for peace and opposes war.

To give peace a chance, he said, China sets two priorities: to promote peace talks, and to relieve humanitarian crisis.

"China has put forward a six-point humanitarian initiative, and has, by far, provided millions of dollars of humanitarian aid to the war-torn people in Ukraine," said the ambassador in a video message.

He said, "To call for truce or hostility, to provide food or lethal weapons, to try to put out the fire or add fuel to it -- which one is easing, and which one is worsening the problem? What do you think?"

The ambassador said "We have made our views clear during discussions on the issue at the United Nations and on many other occasions."

China, he said, upholds international law and universally recognized norms governing international relations with the UN Charter as its core.

"It is our deep belief that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries must be respected," said Ambassador Jiming.

On the other hand, he said, China promotes the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security.

"Should the legitimate security concerns of both Russia and Ukraine have been respected and well settled by the largest existing military alliance, the armed conflict could have been avoided," said the Chinese envoy.

Humanity pays a huge price to be re-educated with the fact that the Cold War mentality and bloc confrontation are nothing but a curse to the world, he said.