China tells Arab League it backs humanitarian aid for Syria

By REUTERS
February 29, 2012 09:00

BEIJING - China backs international efforts to send humanitarian aid to Syria, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said, after France said the UN Security Council would work on a draft resolution about extending help to stricken parts of Syria.

Yang made the comments in a phone call late on Tuesday with the head of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, the official Xinhua news service reported on Wednesday.

Yang's published comments did not mention Paris' announcement that the United Nations Security Council would begin work on a draft resolution seeking to halt violence in Syria and enable humanitarian access to victims.

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