Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Celso Amorim, Head of President Lula’s Special Advisor, in Beijing. The two parties had an in-depth exchange of views on the defense of a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine and called for an end to the situation, having reached the following common understandings:

1. The two sides call on all relevant actors to observe three principles for de-escalating the situation, namely: no expansion of the battlefield, no escalation of fighting and no inflammation of the situation by any party.

2. Both sides believe that dialogue and negotiation are the only viable solution to the crisis in Ukraine. All actors must create conditions for the resumption of direct dialogue and promote the de-escalation of the situation until a comprehensive ceasefire is reached. China and Brazil support an international peace conference held at an appropriate time, which is recognized by both Russia and Ukraine, with equal participation of all relevant parties, as well as a fair discussion of all peace plans.

3. Efforts are needed to increase humanitarian assistance in relevant areas and prevent a larger-scale humanitarian crisis. Attacks on civilians or civilian installations must be avoided, and the civilian population, including women and children and prisoners of war, must be protected. Both parties support the exchange of prisoners of war between the parties involved in the conflict.

4. The use of weapons of mass destruction, in particular nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, must be rejected. All possible efforts must be made to prevent nuclear proliferation and avoid a nuclear crisis.

5. Attacks against nuclear power plants and other peaceful nuclear facilities must be rejected. All parties must comply with international law, including the Nuclear Safety Convention, and decisively prevent man-made nuclear accidents.

6. The division of the world into isolated political or economic groups should be avoided. The two sides call for new efforts to strengthen international cooperation in energy, currency, finance, trade, food security and the security of critical infrastructure, including oil and gas pipelines, submarine optical cables, electrical and power installations, as well as fiber optic networks, in order to protect the stability of global industrial and supply chains.

The two sides invite members of the international community to support and endorse the common understandings mentioned above and to jointly play a constructive role in de-escalating the situation and promoting peace talks.


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