BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- China has not taken sides in the ongoing Syrian crisis and believes that a solution to the crisis there should come from the Syrian people, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said on Wednesday.
"Although the current situation is very complicated, the Chinese side stresses that every side concerned should cease fire and start political dialogues," Yang told reporters as he and visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met the press together in Beijing.
"We, as well as many other countries, believe that there should be a political transitional period in Syria, and we believe that any solution should come from the Syrian people, rather than be brought forcefully by outside forces," Yang said.
Yang said the UN Charter should be abided by when dealing with the Syrian crisis, especially the principle of non-interference in other nations' internal affairs.
"China does not take sides on the Syrian issue," Yang said.
"What we keep in mind are the interests of the people in Syria, as well as the peace and development of the region," Yang said.
Yang said Kofi Annan's six-point plan and the Geneva communique adopted by the Action Group for Syria should be implemented in order to resolve the Syrian crisis.
Annan, former UN secretary-general, announced his resignation as special envoy for Syria in early August, conceding his failure to mediate a solution to the prolonged crisis. The Geneva communique was created on June 30 by the Action Group for Syria, a group made up of global powers brought together to create a plan for a political transition in Syria.
"We are ready to enhance communications with all other Security Council members to coordinate (our stances)," Yang said, adding that all Syria-related resolutions by the UN Security Council should be fully implemented to resolve the ongoing crisis.