China open to Syria solution ahead of Geneva talks : PM
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday that China was open to any solution for resolving the conflict in Syria that was acceptable to all parties in the bloody unrest.
- Published: 27/05/2013 at 02:49 AM
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Fighters of the jihadist group Al-Nusra Front stand on the top of a pick-up mounted with a machine gun during fightings against the regime forces on April 4, 2013 in Aziza, on the southern outskirts of Aleppo. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday that China was open to any solution for resolving the conflict in Syria that was acceptable to all parties in the bloody unrest.
Speaking at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Li referred to a Geneva peace conference on Syria that has been proposed by the US and Russia.
"The Chinese side is open and actively disposed towards all possible political solution which can be accepted by all Syrian sides," Li said, speaking through an interpreter.
He said the situation in Syria, where the war has killed more than 90,000 people, was currently "very complex and also serious. This situation is alarming."
China believes that the international community should together play an "active and constructive role" in finding a solution in Syria, Li, who is on a three-day visit to Germany, said.
Syria's foreign minister said on Sunday that his government will take part in a peace conference in Geneva, terming it a "good opportunity for a political solution" to the civil war in Syria.
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