China calls for cooperation with AL
China supports resolving the Syrian crisis within theframework of the Arab League (AL) and has called for relevant sides to fully coordinatewith the AL, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin made the remark during a press briefing whenasked to comment on the Syrian situation.
China supports the constructive efforts made by the AL in promoting a politicalapproach to the Syrian issue and hopes the AL observer mission will continue to fulfillits duties in Syria, Liu said, adding that China hopes all relevant parties will join handsto create conditions for the settlement of the Syrian crisis.
Liu said safety conditions have improved in several major areas of Syria since the ALobserver mission began to perform its duties, although violence in Syria has not beencompletely erased.
In response to a question regarding China's thoughts on the prospect of theinvolvement of the UN Security Council, Liu said the council's involvement will beconducive to easing the situation in Syria and will help to safeguard the peace andstability of the Middle East at large.
Regarding a new Russian draft resolution to the Syrian issue forwarded to the UNSecurity Council, Liu said China appreciates the constructive efforts made by Russia tosolve the Syrian crisis and is willing to continue to participate in consultations based onthe Russian draft.