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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on UN Security Council's Adoption of the Resolution on the Humanitarian Issue of Syria

2014/02/23

Q: On February 23 Beijing time, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2139 on the humanitarian issue of Syria. What is China's comment?

A: China follows closely the humanitarian situation in Syria. Our hearts go out to the Syrian people who are suffering. We welcome the UN Security Council's adoption of Resolution 2139 which speaks out the international community's common aspiration and demand for easing the humanitarian situation in Syria. China voted for the resolution after taking an active and constructive part in the consultation of the draft resolution.

China urges all relevant parties in Syria to take concrete measures to fully implement Resolution 2139 and ease the humanitarian situation. We support the international community in providing constructive support to the implementation of the resolution on the basis of the UN guiding principles on humanitarian aid and on a neutral and equitable footing.

The political settlement of the Syrian issue is in the final analysis, the key to easing the humanitarian situation in Syria. China urges both parties in Syria to stick to dialogue and negotiation, actively cooperate with and support Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi's mediation efforts and carry on with the dialogue until practical results are achieved.

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