Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C, front) attends the United Nations (UN) Security Council foreign ministers’ meeting on Ukraine at the UN headquarters in New York , Sept. 22, 2022. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday attended the United Nations (UN) Security Council Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the Ukraine at UN Headquarters in New York.
Noting that China’s position on the Ukraine issue is consistent and clear, Wang said the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries should be safeguarded, the purposes and principles of the UN Charter upheld, the legitimate security concerns of all parties taken seriously and all supportive efforts. to the peaceful resolution of the ongoing crisis.
Regarding the current situation, Wang said, China has made a four-point proposal.
First, stick to the direction of promoting dialogues and negotiations. It is imperative that relevant parties resume dialogue as soon as possible, bring legitimate concerns into the negotiations and put workable options on the table in order to achieve results for peace, Wang said.
Second, joint efforts must be made to ease tensions. All parties concerned should exercise restraint and refrain from words and deeds that escalate the confrontation, Wang said, adding that the international community should play a constructive role to help ease the situation.
There is no room for trial and error when it comes to the safety of nuclear facilities, and any risk of accidents must be avoided, Wang said.
Third, the humanitarian situation must be improved. Wang said international humanitarian law must be respected in order to minimize civilian casualties.
International investigations should be objective and fair, based on facts and avoid politicization, Wang said, adding that UN humanitarian agencies should be supported to continue providing assistance to affected people.
Fourth, every effort should be made to contain the ripple effects. Wang called for joint efforts to ensure the stable functioning of the global energy market and to support UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in solving the problem of food shipments from Russia and other countries. ‘Ukraine.
Calling on countries to actively respond to China’s initiative on international food security cooperation, Wang said unilateral sanctions should not be imposed arbitrarily and developing countries should not be forced to pay the bill.
Wang stressed that the Security Council should uphold the basic principle of objectivity and justice, follow the right direction to stop fighting and promote talks, prioritize the use of mediation tools, and push forward the political settlement process. ■