Envoy’s visit to promote Ukraine peace talks

In this Sept 23, 2021 photo, Li Hui, Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs, speaks at a reception marking the Independence Day of Armenia held by the Armenian Embassy in China upon invitation. (PHOTO / FOREIGN MINISTRY, CHINA)

Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs Li Hui will visit Ukraine, Poland, France, Germany and Russia to communicate with all parties on the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis starting from May 15, China’s foreign ministry said on Friday.

Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced this at a press conference in Beijing while responding to a related question.

Li's visit to the relevant countries fully demonstrates that China firmly stands on the side of peace, said Wang

Since the outbreak of the Ukraine crisis, China has been actively promoting peace talks in an objective and just manner, he said.

Li's visit to relevant countries shows Beijing’s commitment to promoting peace talks and fully demonstrates that China firmly stands on the side of peace, said Wang.

At present, the Ukraine crisis is still escalating, and spillover effects continue to appear. The international community is increasingly calling for a ceasefire to stop the war and ease the situation, he said.

China is willing to continue to play a constructive role in building more international consensus on the ceasefire, the cessation of war, the opening of peace talks, and the avoidance of escalation of the situation, and make China's contribution to promoting the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis, Wang added.