Published: 12:26, May 25, 2024 | Updated: 13:42, May 25, 2024
China welcomes more nations to jointly push for peace in Ukraine
By Xinhua
This photo taken from video released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on May 21, 2024, shows a Russian Army BM-21 "Grad" ('hailstorm') self-propelled 122 mm multiple rocket launcher firing rockets in an undisclosed location in Ukraine. (RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE VIA AP)

BEIJING – China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday the country welcomes more countries to jointly play a constructive role in de-escalating the Ukraine crisis and promoting talks for peace.

Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a daily news briefing when asked to introduce the "Common Understandings between China and Brazil on Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis," which was issued by the two sides on Thursday.

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Wang said that top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi met with a special advisor to Brazilian president on Thursday in Beijing. They had an in-depth exchange of views on the Ukraine crisis, and reached six common understandings.

Many developing countries, including China and Brazil, have called for upholding an objective and just position on the Ukraine crisis.

Wang Wenbin, Spokesperson, Foreign Ministry, China

These six common understandings reflect not just the joint position of China and Brazil, but also the widespread concern and genuine desire of the vast international community for promoting political settla ement of the Ukraine crisis, the spokesperson added.

With the full-blown Ukraine crisis now in its third year, the fighting has shown no sign of stopping and generated more spillovers, the spokesperson said, adding that it is widely believed that the pressing priority is to cool down the situation and accumulate conditions for ceasefire.

"Many developing countries, including China and Brazil, have called for upholding an objective and just position on the Ukraine crisis," he said.

All of these countries believe that dialogue and negotiation is the only viable way out of the crisis, he added.

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The common understandings, though jointly initiated by China and Brazil, are meant for the world, said Wang.

"We welcome more countries, developing and developed countries alike, to support and endorse these common understandings, and jointly play a constructive role in de-escalating the situation and promoting talks for peace," he said.