CHINA China calls for removal of obstacles in humanitarian access in Syria

CHINA

China calls for removal of obstacles in humanitarian access in Syria

CGTN

09:43, May 21, 2020

On Tuesday, during a virtual UN Security Council meeting on the humanitarian issue in Syria, Ambassador Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations said China supports the UN's ceasefire appeals in Syria, calling for cooperation among relevant parties to remove all obstacles of delivering medical supplies to the northwest and northeast of Syria. 

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The Chinese envoy asked the United States to stop playing political games over Syria's humanitarian crisis.

He also refuted the accusations against China by the US delegate at the meeting. He emphasized that China has adopted a very constructive and responsible approach in finding solutions to provide more humanitarian assistance to Syria. 

In addition, he urged the US to actively respond to the ceasefire call of the Secretary-General. China also asked the US to lift unilateral sanctions upon a number of countries immediately, and avoid bringing more innocent people's lives at risks. 

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