War in Ukraine: What will China offer? | War in Ukraine
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
China obviously wants to play a role in finding a way out of the war in Ukraine.
Beijing announced on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference in Berlin that it would make public in the coming days a proposal to find a political solution to the war in Ukraine, without giving further details.
< p class="e-p">In the process, the director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, Wang Yi, is expected on Tuesday in Moscow, where he could meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the spokesman of the Kremlin, Dmitry Pskov.
Wang Yi is heading to Russia after a European tour that has taken him to France, Italy, Hungary and Germany.
During his visit to Hungary on Monday, the head of Chinese diplomacy stressed that Beijing and Budapest had similar visions on the Ukrainian file.
China is ready to cooperate with Hungary and other peace-loving countries to end the current war in Ukraine, Wang Yi said.
Wang Yi and Anthony Blinken in Berlin
We want the parties to return to the negotiating table, he added according to an official translation.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto welcomed the Chinese position, which aims to establish peace as soon as possible.
In addition, the Chinese minister Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Tuesday called for promoting dialogue in Ukraine, saying he was very worried about the conflict which was escalating and even spiraling out of control.
We will continue to promote peace dialogue (…) and work with the international community to promote dialogue and consultation, address the concerns of all parties and seek common security, he said during the meeting. ;a conference in Beijing.
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We call on the countries concerned to stop pouring oil on the fire as soon as possible, stop blaming China and stop making a fuss shouting “Today “Ukraine, tomorrow Taiwan”, launched the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, in reference to the territory claimed by China.
The statements by Chinese diplomats come after the Chinese government denied considering supplying arms to Russia to support its offensive in Ukraine, as claimed by the secretary of & #x27;US State Antony Blinken.
The latter has indicated several times in recent days that he has shared his concerns on this subject with the head of Chinese diplomacy Wang Yi, whom he met on Saturday evening in Munich.
Any move by China to provide lethal support to Russia would only reward aggression, continue the killings and further undermine a rules-based order, he said. also warned US Vice-President Kamala Harris, also present in Munich.
The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell estimated that a possible delivery of arms by China to Russia would constitute a red line for the European Union.
A few days before February 24, a year after the start of the Russian invasion, Western pressure is increasing on China, which has no never publicly endorsed or criticized the offensive, while repeatedly expressing support for Moscow in the face of Western sanctions.
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang.
Pressure and attempts to contain China , coming from outside, are becoming stronger. They are getting worse and worse and pose a serious threat to China's sovereignty and security, Qin Gang said.
We strongly oppose any form of hegemony, Cold War mentality and confrontation between sides. We firmly oppose any outside interference in China's internal affairs, he added.
China has always been committed to the path of peaceful development. It has never taken the initiative in a conflict or a war nor invaded an inch of land from another country, the minister insisted.
With information from Agence France-Presse, Reuters, and Global Times