China backs Macron’s Ukraine peace efforts (

China backs Macron’s Ukraine peace efforts

Beijing supports European efforts to kickstart peace talks on Ukraine and eventually create a balanced and sustainable security framework for the continent, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin has said.

Negotiations should be based on Europes fundamental longterm interests and should take into account the legitimate concerns of all parties, the Chinese official said during a daily media briefing on Wednesday.

Wang was commenting on a reported attempt by French President Emmanuel Macron to enlist Chinese assistance to deescalate the conflict.

The spokesman noted the comments made by President Xi Jinping during Macrons visit to Beijing earlier this month, when the Chinese leader stated there can be no panacea to the crisis.

According to reports, the French president failed to sway his Chinese counterpart or align Beijing more closely with Paris position on the conflict.

France is among the nations to have supplied Ukraine with weapons, and has supported Washingtons claim that Moscows military operation against its neighbor was unprovoked.

China has criticized the Russian decision to use force, but agreed with its assessment that NATOs expansion in Europe and the Wests refusal to acknowledge Russian security concerns were at the core of the conflict.

Macron is said to have asked his foreign policy adviser, Emmanuel Bonne, to work directly with Wang Yi, the Chinese official in charge of foreign relations in the Communist Party, on formulating the plan.

During his trip to Beijing, Macron urged Xi to use Chinese influence to make Russia come to its senses regarding Ukraine.

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