China ready to play constructive role to restore peace in Syria: envoy

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Thu, 30 Jan 2020 - 12:25 GMT

A view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

BEIJING - 30 January 2020: A Chinese envoy said that China is ready to play a constructive role in the early restoration of peace in Syria, Xinhua reported.

"China stands ready to play a constructive role towards the early restoration of peace, stability and development in Syria," Wu Haitao, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, told a Security Council meeting on the political process in Syria.

"China applauds the good offices of the special envoy (Geir Pedersen) and the constructive participation of the Syrian parties. We support the special envoy in stepping up the communication with the Syrian Government to listen to the government's legitimate requests," Wu said.

"All countries must combat terrorism in all its forms in accordance with relevant Council resolutions and international law, and by applying one single standard. Otherwise, Syria as well as the region of West Asia and North Africa will have no peace," said Wu.

"The international community should, on the one hand, move over the political process, and on the other, help improve Syria's economic and humanitarian situation," he added.

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