French President Emmanuel Macron asked his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, to use his influence to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the war in Ukraine and respect this country’s sovereignty.
“I know you are committed to peace and stability on the earth. I can count on you to convince Russia and all parties. We must find ways of stable peace; a peace that respects international recognized borders and prevent any escalation of tension.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Macron has appreciated Beijing’s opposition to Putin’s decision for deploying nuclear weapons in Belarus, which has a shared border with Ukraine, and has emphasized the non-use of nuclear weapons in this war.
He criticized Russia for deploying such weapons in Belarus, and said that nuclear weapons should not be deployed outside the territory of the states at all.
Chinese President Xi Jinping also emphasized on efforts to find a solution to end the war between Russia and Ukraine.
“Regarding the Ukraine crisis, China supports and insists on the establishment of peace through negotiations and political settlement. China is willing to work with France to ask the international community to be reasonable, flexible, and avoid actions that cause deterioration of the situation or even getting out of situation’s control.
Meanwhile, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, also visited Beijing in a bilateral meeting with Xi Jinping, in addition had a trilateral meeting with Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping.
In these meetings, the President of China has demanded the resumption of exchanges with the European Union at all levels.
The European Union’s relations with China was getting worse due to the not condemn of Russia’s military attack on Ukraine by this country, and the European Union has recently imposed restrictions on the export of new Chinese technology.Follow TKG on Twitter & Facebook