BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will offer proposals on a political settlement and anti-terrorism in Syria Friday in New York.
"Wang will offer Chinese proposals on a ceasefire, political settlement, anti-terrorism and post-war construction at the third foreign minister meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG)," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing.
Expressing support for the meeting, Hong said China hopes the meeting can push forward a political settlement in Syria based on the two previous meetings.
After the third ISSG meeting, the UN Security Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting on Syria the same day.
In the last two rounds of international talks on a Syrian settlement, held in Vienna in late October and mid-November, the ISSG agreed that formal negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition must take place before January, and Syria must hold elections within 18 months under a new Constitution.
The ISSG includes the Arab League, China, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the United States.