Beijing, 13 May 2023 (TDI): The Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs, Li Hui, will visit Poland, France, Ukraine, Germany, and Russia for communication on a political resolution to the Ukraine crisis. Li Hui will begin his visits on 15 May. Lu Hui has served as China’s Ambassador to Russia.

The Spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Weiben, said that China has sought to promote peace through dialogue since the start of the crisis. He said that President Xi Jinping laid down four principles, called on joint efforts in four areas, and shared three observations on Ukraine that outline China’s approach to the Ukraine crisis.

He said that China released its position on the Ukraine crisis on the basis of the core ideas of its stance and taking into account the legitimate concerns of the parties involved in the conflict. He added that China’s peace initiative has received extensive understanding and recognition from the international community and the scheduled visits of Li Hui highlight China’s commitment to promote peace through talks.

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He further said that as the Ukraine crisis continues, the international community is facing its spillover calls for de-escalation and ceasefire are building up, and China would continue to play a constructive role in building an international consensus on ending hostilities.

Last month in a phone call with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President Xi Jinping confirmed that China will send its Eurasia Representative to the countries party to the Ukraine crisis for communication on finding a political settlement to the crisis.

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During the meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov earlier this month on the sidelines of the SCO-CFM meeting, the Russian Foreign Minister stated that Russia attaches great importance to China’s position on the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis and agrees with China’s principled position.