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Foreign Ministry stresses impartiality, fairness on Ukraine peace conference
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Foreign Ministry stresses impartiality, fairness on Ukraine peace conference

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Jun 4 that China's position on the peace conference regarding the Ukraine issue is fair and impartial, not targeting any specific party.

Speaking at a daily news briefing, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said that China has repeatedly emphasized that an international peace conference on the Ukraine crisis should be recognized by both Russia and Ukraine, with equal participation of all parties and fair discussion of all peace plans.

China finds it difficult to attend the Ukraine peace conference that will be held in Switzerland later this month, as it believes those crucial elements may not be met in the meeting, Mao said.

China's decision to attend the conference is solely based on its own assessment, she said, and it is believed that parties involved could understand China's position.

China believes that all efforts conducive to a peaceful settlement of the Ukraine crisis should be supported, she said, adding that the country has attached great importance to the Swiss peace conference on Ukraine from the very beginning and maintained close communication with all relevant parties.

'No' to bloc confrontation

Mao underscored that the decision to support peace should not be judged by individual countries or specific conferences, adding that China sincerely hopes the conference would not become a platform for bloc confrontation.

Nonparticipation does not mean China does not support peace, and the key lies in practical actions, Mao said, adding that certain countries attending the conference may not necessarily genuinely desire a cessation of hostilities.

Facts prove that China has been most steadfast and proactive in promoting talks for peace, Mao said.

China has never stood idly by, fanned the flames or sought benefits. But it has made tireless efforts to promote a cease-fire, earning high appreciation from parties concerned, including Russia and Ukraine, she said.

Earlier, China and Brazil have jointly issued a six-point consensus on their common understandings for the political settlement of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, part of China's latest efforts to try to de-escalate the situation.

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