|Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (Front) attends a High-level meeting of the UN Security Council on peace and security in the Middle East, at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States, Sept. 26, 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- China urged the international community on Wednesday to stay on the right track of seeking a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made the appeal when he addressed an open meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, where the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil El-Arabi made briefings.
Yang said the Syrian issue concerns not only the future and destiny of Syria and its people, but also overall peace and stability in the Middle East. "The crisis in Syria remains unresolved and the situation is worrying," he said.
In the face of the complex and grave situation, the international community must have "even stronger faith in peace and stay on the right track of seeking a political solution," Yang noted.
"We should support Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League joint special representative, in conducting impartial mediation and urge all parties in Syria to earnestly implement relevant Security Council resolutions, Kofi Annan's six-point plan and the communique of the foreign ministers' meeting of the Action Group for Syria, put an immediate end to fighting and violence, protect civilians and create conditions for a Syrian-led political transition," he said.
As a permanent member of the Security Council, China has faithfully fulfilled its obligations and acted as a positive force in seeking a political community in an unremitting effort to resolve the Syrian issue in a just, peaceful and appropriate way, the foreign minister added.