BEIJING (AFP) – China’s foreign minister said yesterday that Beijing is “deeply concerned” about the conflict in Ukraine, which is “intensifying and even getting out of control”.
Beijing has pledged to publish a proposal aimed at finding a “political solution” to end the war ahead of the first anniversary on February 24.
“It has been nearly a year since the crisis in Ukraine escalated across the board,” Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang (AP, pic below) said at a conference on global security in Beijing.
“China is deeply concerned that the conflict is intensifying and even getting out of control.”
Beijing would “offer Chinese wisdom for the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, and work with the international community to promote dialogue and consultation, address the concerns of all parties and seek common security”, he added.
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi told the Munich Security Conference on Saturday that with regard to the Ukraine conflict, Beijing was against attacks on nuclear power plants, opposed the use of biochemical weapons and was willing to work with all parties.
Wang is due in Moscow for talks on his final stop of a European tour that has seen him also visit France, Italy, Hungary and Germany.