Chinese foreign minister talks over phone with U.S. secretary of state over bilateral ties, Ukraine_Xinhua
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the Manila Forum for China-Philippines Relations via video on Jan. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
Wang said the development of the Ukrainian issue is something China does not want to see.
BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday had a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on China-U.S. relations and the Ukraine issue in Beijing. the latter’s request.
Wang said that at present, the top priority in China-US relations is always to advance and implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state during their video meeting, adding that China expressed its deep concern over the recent words and actions of the US side that run counter to the above objective.
Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory, and the Taiwan issue is China’s internal affair, Wang said, urging the US side to return to the true meaning of the one-China principle, stop Encourage and support “Taiwan independence” initiatives, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, and safeguard the overall situation of China-US relations through concrete actions.
The two sides exchanged views on Ukraine.
Blinken briefed the Chinese side on the US views and position on the current situation in Ukraine. Wang said the development of the Ukrainian issue is something China does not want to see.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Rome, Italy, Oct. 31, 2021. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)
The Ukraine issue is complicated, and not only concerns the basic norms of international relations, but is also closely related to the security interests of various parties, Wang said, calling for focusing not only on resolving the current crisis, but also on maintaining long-term stability in the region.
As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China always works out its own position and policy based on the merits of the issue itself, Wang said, adding that China believes that the crisis Ukraine had to be resolved in accordance with the objectives and principles of the agreement. Charter of the United Nations.
First, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries should be respected, Wang said. Second, he called for the peaceful settlement of disputes through dialogue.
Wang said the Chinese side hopes the fighting will stop as soon as possible, the situation on the ground will be peaceful, the safety of civilians and property will be effectively guaranteed, and a large-scale humanitarian crisis will be averted.
Wang stressed that the Ukrainian crisis can only be resolved through dialogue and negotiations.
The Chinese side supports all efforts conducive to de-escalation and political settlement of the situation, while opposing any initiative contrary to promoting a diplomatic solution and fanning the flames, he said.
China will continue to speak out and do its best for peace, Wang said, adding that China encourages direct negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.
Although the negotiations may not go smoothly, he said, the international community must continue to cooperate and support these efforts until results and peace are achieved.
The Chinese side, Wang said, also encourages the United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union to engage in equal dialogue with Russia, deal with friction and to the problems accumulated over the years, to pay attention to the negative impact of NATO’s continued eastward expansion on Russia’s security, and to seek to build a balanced, effective and sustainable in accordance with the principle of “the indivisibility of security”.
The two sides also exchanged views on the current situation on the Korean Peninsula. ■