Political settlement only way for solving crisis in Syria

CAIRO, Apr. 25 (MNA) – China’s Special Envoy to Syria Xie Xiaoyan stressed that the only way for solving the crisis in Syria is through political settlement with peace negotiations.

The Syrian parties should not divert from the correct path as political settlement through negotiations, and they should also show political will to engage in dialogue for understanding of each other, to “make sacrifices when sacrifices are required,” Xiaoyan told Chinese and Egyptian media representatives during a visit to Cairo, according to Chinese Xinhua News Agency.

“I see some positive developments…there is ceasefire in place and basically the ceasefire agreement is holding,” he added.

The Chinese official also said that another positive development is a stronger realization and commitment to fight against terrorism which does block any incentives for peace negotiations.

Regarding the incident of Khan Sheikhoun in Idleb Countryside, Xiaoyan said “The basic position of China is this: we are firmly against and strongly condemn any use of chemical weapons by any country, any organization or any individual under any circumstances in any place at any time.”

Second, he added, China calls for “an independent, impartial, professional and thorough investigation into the case to find out the perpetrators, catch them, condemn them and punish them according to international law and conventions.”

SANA/MNA

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