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China welcomes extension of Syrian mission

07-21-2012 18:48 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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The move to extend the UN monitoring mission in Syria has been welcomed by China. On Friday, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations says it is an important signal sent by the UN security council to support the efforts of UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan. He believes the Syrian issue must be resolved through political means, saying military means would go nowhere.

Li Baodong, China's Permanent Representative to the UN, said, "We welcomed the resolution just adopted by the Security Council to renew the mandate of UN Monitors Mission in Syria, Actually, this is what China suggested from the very beginning: to have a technical rollover of UN Monitors Mission in Syria by consensus.

China is happy to see that its suggestion has been taken into consideration. It is a very positive development and the council has come back to the "right track" for political solutions to deal with the Syria crisis. We urge all parties and armed forces in Syria to achieve ceasefire as soon as possible and safety of the monitors must be ensured. And also to cooperate fully with the work of the UNSMIS in Syria".


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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