BEIJING, (SANA) – China on Thursday reiterated its constructive role in dealing with the crisis in Syria, calling upon all sides to an immediate halt of violence.
The Chinese News Agency (Xinhua) quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei's remarks in response to a question regarding a U.S. statement saying the US had reached a consensus with China on the Syria issue.
"China has always stressed to solve the Syrian conflict through political means," he said.
"Under the current situation, the most pressing task lies in commitments of relevant parties of Syria to cease fire and stop the violence, and seriously implement relevant UN resolutions and the six-point peace plan sponsored by Kofi Annan," said the spokesman.
He added that China is working to start a comprehensive political dialogue without preconditions and pre-set results as soon as possible, expressing his country's hope to work with the international community to play a constructive role in a political, appropriate and comprehensive settlement of the crisis in Syria.
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