China calls for removing unilateral Western coercive measures against Syria

China called for removing  unilateral coercive measures against Syria at an early date as the economic and humanitarian difficulties in Syria, to a large extent, are the result of the economic blockade and other unilateral coercive measures.

During a Security Council video session on the situation in Syria on Wednesday,  China's permanent representative to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, confirmed that the Western coercive measures imposed on Syria have directly affected the lives of Syrians and obstructed the arrival of medical supplies and services to them.

The fifth session of the Constitutional Committee will convene in Geneva next week. China hopes that the Syrian government and the opposition will work under the framework of the committee and use dialogue to resolve differences, broaden consensus, and promote substantial progress in relevant work, he said.

According to the Chinese agency Xinhua, Zhang indicated that more efforts should be made to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria and support the work of the constitution discussion committee, which must remain far from any external interference because the Syrian people are the ones who decide their own future.

Inas Abdulkareem