BEIJING, March 25 (Xinhua) -- China said it supports the intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva on Friday, calling on parties concerned to continue the intra-Syrian talks on time.
The latest round of intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva wrapped up on Thursday with a paper outlining 12 points of commonality being delivered to both sides for further consideration by the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and he added that he aimed to reconvene the talks on April 9.
"We have noticed the paper with common guiding principles," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei told a routine press briefing, noting that "the window of opportunity" to solve Syria issue has been opened.
A political settlement is the only solution to the Syrian issue, Hong said, adding that peace talks are an important way to achieve political settlement.
Hong said China believes that both the Syrian government and the opposition delegation have shown their aspiration for political settlement and a serious attitude and they are working together to the direction for narrowing the differences.
China called on both sides to grasp the opportunity, show their sincerity, wisdom and courage to find a solution accommodating concerns and interests of relevant parties as soon as possible, Hong said.
BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- China hopes the Syrian government and opposition delegations will participate in the Geneva talks without preconditions, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Monday.
"China welcomes the new round of the Geneva meeting as it signals the international effort to push for a political settlement to the Syrian crisis," Lu said at a regular news briefing. Full story
BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- China has played an important role in promoting a political settlement of the Syria crisis, visiting Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said here Friday, hoping to establish regional and international anti-terrorism alliances.
Syria and China have a similar stance on anti-terrorism and both back a political settlement of the Syria crisis, he told Xinhua in an exclusive interview, saying his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday was fruitful and constructive. Full story