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China hopes Ukraine Peace Summit avoid bloc confrontation


Beijing, 4 June 2024 (TDI): Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning expressed on Monday that China sincerely hopes the Summit on Peace in Ukraine will not become a venue for fostering bloc confrontation.

Mao articulated his perspectives during a customary press conference in reply to an inquiry from the media. The Chinese government has declared its decision to abstain from participating in the Summit on Peace in Ukraine, organized by Switzerland.

However, the absence of China at the summit is perceived as a sign of non-support for Switzerland and Ukraine as hosts and suggests a position against peace by uniting with Russia against Ukraine.

China, according to Mao’s statement, backs all efforts that contribute to the peaceful resolution of the issue.

“Since the beginning, we have placed significant importance on Switzerland’s role in organizing the Summit on Peace in Ukraine. We have maintained close communication with Switzerland, Ukraine, and other relevant parties regarding this matter,” she declared.

Mao asserted that China has continuously stressed the imperative for the international peace conference to fulfill three essential prerequisites including equitable involvement of all parties, acknowledgment from both Russia and Ukraine, and impartial deliberation of all peace proposals.

China’s viewpoint suggests that the meeting does not presently fulfill the necessary criteria, therefore the reason for China’s inability to participate.

Moreover, she highlighted the rationality and equity of China’s position in the peace negotiations.

“Our intention is not to single out any specific party, and this meeting is not intended for that purpose.” The spokeswoman noted that China expects the relevant parties to understand their perspective, and their decision to join is completely dependent on their assessment of the meeting.

Mao asserted that it is inappropriate to evaluate an individual’s endorsement of peace based on their nationality or the result of a particular conference. In addition, he emphasized that abstaining from the meeting does not necessarily indicate a lack of support for peace.

Furthermore, certain nations may choose to partake in the conference despite not explicitly desiring an end to the conflict.  Mao believed that the nature of the action is of utmost importance, and the events that have occurred suggest that China has been resolutely and actively engaged in peace discussions.

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According to Mao, China has consistently refrained from endorsing or passively observing conflicts, let alone profiting from them.

In addition, the spokesperson also stated that they have made continuous efforts to achieve a ceasefire, which has received great praise from multiple parties, including Russia and Ukraine.

Syeda Ayesha Noor
Syeda Ayesha Noor
Aisha Noor, a recent graduate with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, brings a wealth of academic insight and practical experience to the field. Having completed internships at esteemed institutions, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, she now seeks to leverage her expertise in international relations to pursue opportunities in the global arena. With a strong foundation in research and a passion for diplomatic affairs, Aisha is poised to make meaningful contributions to the field of international relations

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