UNITED NATIONS, March 7 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese UN envoy said Thursday that China supports results-oriented cooperation between the Security Council and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in peace and security.
The council on Thursday heard a briefing by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Miroslav Lajcak, also the Slovak foreign minister, on the regional body's priorities during his chairmanship.
Following the briefing, Yao Shaojun, minister counsellor and political coordinator of the permanent mission of China to the United Nations, said OSCE is an important partner of the United Nations and has in recent years been actively conducting preventive diplomacy, promoting regional security and mutual trust, and mediating regional disputes.
He also pointed out that since Slovakia assumed chairmanship, OSCE has been given priority to preventing and mitigating conflicts, providing for a safer future and enhancing multilateralism, which China commends.
"The world needs multilateralism more than ever," said Yao.
He stressed China supports results-oriented cooperation between the council and OSCE in the field of peace and security, and hopes OSCE will continue to play an active and constructive role in safeguarding regional peace, security and stability.
On the issue of Ukraine in particular, Yao noted, the parties concerned, including OSCE, have made positive efforts towards a peaceful solution, adding China hopes the parties concerned will effectively implement relevant council resolutions and Minsk agreement, and seek a comprehensive solution through dialogue and consultations.
OSCE participates in the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine, which aims to facilitate a diplomatic resolution to the conflict on the Donbass region of Ukraine. It has also sent a special monitoring mission to the region.
Yao said China supports the United Nations in deepening cooperation with the regional and sub-regional organizations with a view to jointly maintaining international peace and security.
"Enhancing international cooperation with the United Nations at its center is a general trend and the common aspiration of all," he said.
Meanwhile, he stressed "such cooperation should resolutely follow the purposes and principles of the UN charter, vigorously facilitate the settlement of regional hotspot issues through dialogue and consultations, actively promote preventive diplomacy, and diffuse tension through peaceful means."