Conflicts & War

Xi to Johnson: We must create the right conditions for peace

Beijing, Mar 25 (EFE).- The international community must “create the right conditions” to resolve the war in Ukraine and promote “peace negotiations from sincerity,” China’s president Xi Jinping told British prime minister Boris Johnson on Friday.

“The international community must promote peace negotiations with sincerity. The necessary conditions must be created to resolve this issue. We must do everything possible to bring peace back to Ukraine,” Xi said in a phone call with Johnson, according to Chinese state media.

The Chinese leader said his country was playing a “constructive role” in resolving the conflict in Ukraine and that China was ready for a “frank, open and inclusive” dialogue with the United Kingdom.

The phone conversation between Xi and Johnson follows a similar call held with US president Joe Biden in which Xi urged Washington to work with Beijing to “balance tensions” and “achieve global peace”.

Since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine last month, China has maintained an ambiguous stance.

While it has called for the respect of the “territorial integrity of all countries,” it has also opposed sanctions against Moscow.

China has also avoided using the word “invasion” to refer to the Russian offensive while denying reports Beijing knew about and supported Russia’s operation. EFE


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