Time will prove China’s stance on Ukraine is on the right side of history: Wang Yi
Published: Mar 20, 2022 10:27 AM Updated: Mar 20, 2022 10:20 AM
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

China's stance on Ukraine is objective, fair and consistent with the wishes of most countries, and time will prove China's stance is on the right side of history, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after a video meeting between President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden on Friday. 

Wang said that President Xi has clearly and comprehensively classified China's position on the Ukraine issue and the key message is that China has always been the force for world peace. 

China always stands for peace and opposes war, which not only roots from the country's historical and cultural tradition but also its consistent foreign policies, Wang said, adding that China will continue to make independent judgement based on the merits of the case with objective and fair attitude. 

"We will never accept any external coercion or pressure, nor any groundless accusations and suspicion against China," Wang noted. 

A task of priority is that all parties should propel dialogue and negotiations, an immediate ceasefire to avoid civilian deaths and prevent humanitarian crisis. The long-term plan is to abandon the Cold War mentality and confrontation between blocs to create a real balanced, effective, and sustainable regional security frame. Only in that way can we achieve a lasting secure European continent, Wang noted. 

President Xi encouraged the US and NATO to have conversations with Russia to solve the problems behind the Ukraine crisis and expressed opposition to indiscriminate sanctions during his video meeting with Biden on Friday. 

The meeting lasted nearly two hours. Both Xi and Biden agreed that it was constructive and urged working groups on both sides to make respective efforts in solving the Ukraine crisis.

Global Times