Chinese diplomat calls for political solution to end Syria conflict

September 26, 2016 04:48


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A senior Chinese diplomat on Sunday voiced his deep concern at the recent military escalation in Syria, and called upon the international community to work harder to help all Syrian parties find a political solution to the ongoing conflict.

Liu Jieyi, the Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, made the statement during the emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on the current situation in Syria, which was held at the request of the United States, Britain and France following renewed fighting in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

The resumption and escalation of conflict in certain areas of Syria has caused a heavy civilian casualties, with a UN humanitarian convoy coming under attack, Liu noted, adding that China is deeply concerned at the grave situation on the ground.

Syrian government forces were hit by airstrikes and suffered a number of casualties, for which China expressed regret, Liu said.

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