China Supports Russian Position on Syria & Afghanistan

China Supports Russian Position on Syria & Afghanistan
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:01:55

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has publicly backed Russia’s positions on “the most important” global issues, including Moscow’s take on the Syrian and Afghan conflicts.

It stressed that the two keep close contact as fellow UN Security Council permanent members.

"China and Russia hold similar positions on the most important international and regional issues, including on Syria and Afghanistan.

The sides, being permanent members of the UN Security Council, continue close cooperation on international and regional issues," Li Baodong said.

Being the only non-western member of the UN Security Council besides Russia, China has been taking Moscow’s side on heated and highly debatable issues.

On Saturday, China’s ambassador to the UN, Liu Jieyi, expressed his regret that the Russia-sponsored resolution on Syria, which was vetoed by UN Security Council, did not pass the vote, while calling it“comprehensive, all-encompassing and balanced” document.

“China voted for the draft resolution and regrets that it was not adopted,” the UN envoy said, as cited by TASS.


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