BISHKEK, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Friday that Beijing supports Russia's proposal that Syria surrender its chemical weapons to international control for their eventual destruction.
China calls for positive, rational response on Syria
BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday called for positive and rational response to the Syria issue and suggested a second international conference on Syria in Geneva at an early date.
"Important opportunities have emerged on easing tension in Syria. We hope all parties can grasp the opportunities, make a positive and rational response," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing. Full story
Russia urges Syria to join chemical weapons ban group
MOSCOW, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Russia on Monday called on Syria to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW), and put its chemical weapons storage facilities under international control.
"We have given our proposal to Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al- Moualem and we expect a prompt and, I hope, positive response," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a statement after his talks with Moualem. Full story