Wu Haitao (front), Chinese deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, addresses a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, at the UN headquarters in New York, June 25, 2019. Wu Haitao on Tuesday asked for a political solution in Syria in order to fundamentally ease the humanitarian situation. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
UNITED NATIONS, June 25 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese envoy on Tuesday asked for a political solution in Syria in order to fundamentally ease the humanitarian situation.
China supports the United Nations in playing its role as the main channel for good offices and supports UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen in pushing the parties in Syria to seek solutions that accommodate the concerns of all parties in accordance with the principle of Syrian-led and Syrian-owned process and Security Council Resolution 2254, said Wu Haitao, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.
"We hope the parties in Syria will narrow their differences, and move forward the political process through dialogue and negotiations," he told the Security Council.
China is also concerned about the negative impact of economic sanctions on the lives of the Syrian people, he said.