UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23 (Bernama) -- The Chinese envoy to the United Nations (UN) on Thursday urged the international community to support the parties involved in the Syrian crisis to resume dialogue, amid the escalating situation in the war-torn country, reported China's Xinhua news agency.
Ma Zhaoxu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, said at the UN Security Council briefing on Syria that efforts should be made to seek a solution accepted by all parties through the Syrian-owned and Syrian-led political process.
Recently, the security situation in parts of Syria, including its capital Damascus and the Eastern Ghouta region, has escalated, causing large civilian casualties and attracting a lot of attention from the international community, Ma said, adding that China would like to express its profound sympathy to the Syrian people for their sufferings.
"We condemn all acts of violence that target civilians and civilian facilities and hurt innocent lives."
"China always insists that there is no military solution to the Syrian issue," he said, adding that political settlement is the only way out.
"It is the only way to fundamentally ease the humanitarian situation in Syria and rid the Syrian people of their sufferings at an early date."
Terrorist organisations are still launching attacks in Syria, which have caused large civilian casualties and impeded the humanitarian relief efforts of the United Nations and hence the international community should strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism, adopt unified standards, and resolutely combat all terrorist organisations designated by the Security Council, Ma said.....