China Welcomes ‘Cessation of Hostilities’ Announcement

Beijing says it hopes international and regional states will now play a constructive role in promoting a political settlement

China welcomed the effective implementation of the cease-fire agreement in Syria, reaffirming its support to resume the talks in Geneva as early as possible to find a political solution for the crisis.

In a press statement on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said that a political settlement is the fundamental and only solution to the crisis in Syria, adding: “We hope the international community, especially countries in the region, will play a positive and constructive role.”

“China is willing to work with the international community to play its due role in promoting a political settlement for the Syrian issue,” he added.

The U.S. and Russian-backed “cessation of hostilities” agreement came into effect on Feb. 27.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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