Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning on Monday said all concerned parties had fully acknowledged China's positive role in promoting peace talks on the Ukraine crisis, adding that China will continue to make contributions to the political settlement of the crisis.
Spokesperson Mao Ning made the remarks during a daily press briefing when asked about China's special envoy for Eurasian affairs Li Hui’s visit to Ukraine and other countries.
During his visits to Ukraine, Poland, France, Germany, the EU headquarters and Russia from May 15 to 26, Li engaged in extensive contacts and exchanges with all parties regarding the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis.
Li made clear China’s position and propositions, listened to the opinions and advice from various parties, and built up international common understandings, Mao said.
All parties attach high importance to Special Representative Li Hui’s visit, fully recognize China’s positive role in promoting talks for peace, commend China’s call for respecting sovereignty and territorial integrity and observing the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and express the hope that China will continue to exercise its constructive influence, Mao added.
At present, the Ukraine crisis is still at a critical juncture. Going forward, China will continue to act upon President Xi’s call for joint efforts in four areas, four principles and three observations, strengthen dialogue and communication with all parties, continue to build up common understandings and mutual trust, encourage the international community to find the broadest common understandings and make China’s contributions to a political settlement of the Ukraine crisis, said Mao.