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Wednesday, 28 September 2022 12:53 GMT

China urges Russia, Ukraine to continue discussions


(MENAFN) China has urged both Russia and Ukraine to continue discussions and highlighted worries around the safety and security of nuclear operation in Ukraine.

“We call on all parties concerned to resume negotiations as early as possible, seek a solution to the Ukraine crisis in a cool-headed and rational fashion, address each other’s legitimate security concerns, and build a balanced, effective and sustainable security architecture, so as to achieve common security,” Zhang Jun, the Chinese envoi to the UN, informed the UN Security Council on Thursday.

“Only by defusing the situation and restoring peace at an early date, can we fundamentally remove nuclear risks, reduce misjudgment, and avoid accidents,” Zhang stated, when receiving a meeting from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi on latest war on Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Zhang urged for concerning the authority and district integrity of the sides related and called for the international community to “act responsibly to facilitate a proper solution of the crisis, and step up political and diplomatic efforts in order to create conditions for the parties concerned to return to the negotiating table.”

“The safety and security of nuclear sites must not be subjected to trial and error,” the ambassador stated, and cautioned that consequences of any accident at the Ukrainian nuclear plant “would be more devastating than that of the Fukushima nuclear accident.”

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