Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi urged Russia and Ukraine not to let the conflict boil over , protect the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries.
This Saturday, during the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization, he asserted that the "pressing priority is to facilitate talks for peace ."
"We call on all parties involved to prevent the crisis from spilling over and to protect the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries," the Chinese diplomat said.
After recalling that his country adheres to the principle of "non-interference" , he maintained that China "has made efforts to resolve the problems of all parties in a constructive manner", while at the same time "supporting all efforts for a peaceful solution". of the crisis in Ukraine.
The "fundamental solution is to address the legitimate security concerns of both parties and build a balanced, effective and sustainable security architecture," the foreign minister added. At the event, at no time did he express his support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Beijing has insistently repeated its support for the sovereignty of all countries in relation to Ukraine, but has refused to condemn the Russian invasion of that former Soviet republic.
In March, Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, said that Beijing "has always maintained that it is necessary to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries" even though "legitimate security concerns" must be taken into account. from all sides.