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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on Brahimi's Appointment as the UN-AL Joint Special Representative on the Syrian Issue

2012/08/18

Q: It is learned that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former Algerian Foreign Minister Brahimi to replace Annan as the UN-AL Joint Special Representative on the Syrian issue. What is China's comment?

A: China welcomes Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's appointing former Algerian Foreign Minister Brahimi to replace Annan as the UN-AL Joint Special Representative on the Syrian issue. A veteran diplomat, Mr. Brahimi is the right person for the post.

China hopes that Mr. Brahimi, after taking office, will continue to stick to the general direction of the political resolution of the Syrian issue, urge parties concerned in Syira to cease fire and stop violence as soon as possible, implement relevant UN Security Council resolutions, Special Envoy Annan's "six-point proposal" as well as the communique of the foreign ministers' meeting of the Action Group on the Syrian issue, and push for a peaceful, fair and proper resolution of the Syrian issue. China will actively support and cooperate with Mr. Brahimi's political mediation to this end.

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