China calls for prompt ceasefire in Libya
Updated: 2011-06-09 06:11
BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Wednesday called for a prompt ceasefire in Libya and political means to solve the crisis in the north African country.
China opposes acts beyond the authorization of the UN Security Council and stands for respecting the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Libya and respecting the choice made by the Libyan people, Yang said.
China hopes the related parties in Libya will take to heart the basic interests of the country and the people and start the political process to solve the crisis at an early date to safeguard regional peace and stability, Yang said.
China supports the African Union's (AU) proposal and diplomatic mediation to solve the Libya crisis. China is willing to communicate with interested parties and work with the international community to solve the crisis through political means, he said.
Al-Obidi, who is also the Libyan Secretary for Foreign Liaisons and International Cooperation, expressed Libya's willingness to accept the AU road map and reach a ceasefire, adding that Libya hopes China can play a role and exert influence in this aspect.
Libya will adopt necessary measures to ensure the safety of Chinese nationals and properties in Libya, Al-Obidi said.
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