Mikdad briefs Chinese Foreign Minister on situation in Syria

Deputy Foreign Minister Faysal Mikdad met on Wednesday  Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in the Chinese capital Beijing.

"China is open to any solution to the ongoing crisis in Syria, as long as it is widely accepted by Syrians,"said Yang.

"China holds an objective and justified position on Syrian issues and is positive about and open to any solution widely accepted by Syrian parties," Yang told Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad,according to Xinhua.

Miqdad came to Beijing on Monday for a four-day visit.

Yang said the situation in Syria is at a critical juncture and pushing a political solution at an early date is an urgent task.

He urged Syrian parties to decide on realistic and operable steps, start political dialogue and carry out a political transition process in accordance with the Geneva Communique issued by the Action Group for Syria.

Miqdad briefed Yang on Syria's current situation and Syria's proposal to end the conflict in phases.

According to Miqdad, the Syrian government would like to observe the spirit of the Geneva Communique, carry out its proposals and work with Brahimi and ensure the transportation of humanitarian aid throughout Syria.

M.D

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