Published: 17:37, March 1, 2022 | Updated: 18:11, March 1, 2022
China hails Ukraine-Russia talks, hopes for continuation
By Xinhua

This photo shows Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin speaking at press conference in Beijing on July 20, 2020. (PHOTO / FMPRC.GOV.CN)

BEIJING – China has always supported and encouraged all diplomatic efforts that are conducive to the peaceful settlement of the Ukraine crisis and welcomes the launch of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday. 

Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a daily press briefing while talking on the negotiations between delegations from Russia and Ukraine held in the Gomel region of Belarus the day before. 

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"We have noted that the two sides have agreed to hold a new round of negotiations in the near future," he said. 

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China hopes that the two sides will continue the process of dialogue and negotiation and seek a political solution that accommodates reasonable security concerns of both sides, serves common security of Europe and is conducive to lasting peace and stability in Europe, Wang added.