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Following special envoy's visit to Moscow, China considers Ukraine-Russia talks again

Following special envoy's visit to Moscow, China considers Ukraine-Russia talks again Chinese special envoy Li Hui (photo: Getty Images)

China believes that Russia's war against Ukraine should be resolved through negotiations and urges not to abandon the dialogue.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has posted on its website a report on the results of talks between Special Representative for Eurasia Li Hui and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the parties had an in-depth exchange of views on the war in Ukraine, which Beijing calls the "Ukrainian crisis."

"Li Hui noted that two years have passed since the crisis in Ukraine escalated. Historical experience shows that any conflict must eventually be resolved through negotiations. The more acute the contradictions, the more we should not give up efforts for dialogue," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

China, the ministry continued, is ready to continue its efforts to promote peace talks and mediate between Russia, Ukraine, and other parties.

China has returned to the issue of war

Last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping presented his vision of a diplomatic end to Russia's war against Ukraine and appointed a special representative to deal with this issue. This representative was former Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui.

After his appointment, Li Hui traveled to Russia, Ukraine, and the EU to discuss the Chinese initiative. Kyiv did not appreciate Beijing's "diplomatic" efforts, as Ukraine already had its own formula for peace. After that, China forgot about the issue of Russia's war against Ukraine for a long time.

However, in March of this year, Li Hui went to Moscow again and plans to visit Ukraine, Poland, Germany, and France. His "tour" began on March 2.