WORLD – MÜNCHEN
“We will stand firmly on the side of peace and dialogue. And this is China’s position on a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine,” China’s chief diplomat Wang Yi told a security conference in Munich on Saturday.
To make the world safer, we must “respect the principles of the UN Charter”, the Chinese state councillor pointed out, citing non-compliance with these principles as the main cause of the world’s current conflicts.
According to Wang, pressure or sanctions do not solve the problems that arise between countries and called for peaceful conflict resolution through dialogue and consultation, regardless of the level of tension. “Peace must eventually be given a chance,” he said.
Wang Yi is chairman of the Foreign Policy Commission of the Chinese Communist Party – a higher post in the Chinese hierarchy than that of foreign minister.
This is the first time since the pandemic began that a high-ranking Chinese official has attended the Munich Security Conference.
The Chinese initiative is expected to be published next week, in time for the February 24 anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Financial Times said.