As Emmanuel Macron's tour comes to a close, China and France urge an end to the fighting in Ukraine.
As Emmanuel Macron’s tour comes to a close, China and France urge an end to the fighting in Ukraine.
At the conclusion of French President Emmanuel Macron’s three-day visit to China, Paris and Beijing on Friday urged restraint and diplomacy to end the year-long Ukrainian conflict, which has claimed hundreds of lives and left millions displaced, according to Anadolu Agency.
President Macron met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a vital visit, where they talked about ways to end the terrible conflict in Ukraine that began in February 2022 with the Russian “special military operation.”
“Both sides have agreed to strengthen political dialogue, promote mutual political trust, jointly promote world security and stability, and jointly respond to global challenges,” said an official statement issued following the meeting.
According to the joint statement, “both sides support all efforts to restore peace in Ukraine based on international law and the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter.”
The declaration was made following Xi Jinping and Emmanuel Macron’s meeting in the southeast Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Reiterating China’s demand for a cease-fire in Ukraine during the bilateral discussion, Xi stressed that “China would welcome France presenting concrete proposals on a political resolution to the crisis.”
No party would gain from the battle continuing, according to Xi.
Macron spoke to students at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou when he was in China.
In his address to the students, French President Emmanuel Macron stated that “the war in Ukraine was a clear violation of international law and called for joint efforts for the preservation and reconstruction of the international order focused on peace and stability.”
China has abstained in a UN Security Council vote over Russia’s annexations of portions of Ukraine and has refrained from using the terms “war” and “occupation” to describe the conflict.
One of the nations that has not yet denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is China.
China’s view on a political resolution to the conflict in Ukraine was outlined in a statement on the anniversary of the Ukrainian crisis in 12 points. It also included respecting one another’s territory, putting a stop to the fighting, reviving diplomatic relations, and addressing the humanitarian catastrophe.
Assuring the security and safety of nuclear power plants, promoting an unrestricted food supply, and ending unilateral sanctions were all mentioned in China’s points, which stated that “dialogue and negotiation are the only viable solutions to the Ukraine crisis.”