Sep 29, 2018, 10:16 AM
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Beijing ready to contribute to Syria reconstruction: Chinese FM

Beijing, Sept 29, IRNA - On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session in New York, Chinese Foreign Minister announced at a meeting with his Syrian counterpart that his country is ready to do its share of Syria's reconstruction.

In the meeting which was held on Friday, Wang Yi said China respects Syria's sovereignty and independence.

He expressed satisfaction with the improvement in Syrian peoples' lives and security and said China will spare no effort to contribute to the economic and social development of Syria.

Wang Yi went on to say Beijing believes there is a political solution to the Syria crisis and the problem must be resolved through diplomatic and political means.

Chinese Foreign Minister stated sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria should be respected and the people and the leaders of the country should be allowed to decide their own destiny.

Wang Yi described as important the relationship between the two countries and said China's economic growth and social development can be of use in reconstructing Syria.

Syrian Foreign Minister, Wahid Muallem also considered China's help in reconstructing Syria important and said Syria appreciates Beijing's humanitarian assistance.

He also called for boosting cooperation between the two countries.

While supporting Syria's participation in the New Silk Road Initiative, the two sides also expressed satisfaction with its important role in the plan.


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