China Says Syria's Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity Must be Protected

BEIJING, (ST)- China respects the Syrian government's stance on the US-Turkish deal to establish a so-called "safe zone" in the country and it believes that Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected and protected, according to the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying.

In a statement on Wednesday, Hua stressed that concerned parties in the international community should work together to create suitable circumstances for reaching political settlement in Syria and should avoid aggravating the situation.

 Last week, Syria voiced its full rejection of the deal announced by the US and Turkish occupation on the establishment of the so-called "safe zone", reiterating that this move is a flagrant violation of Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Hamda Mustafa