China calls for political solution in Venezuela

Beijing, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ma Zhaoxu, Thursday called for a political solution to the Venezuelan crisis.

Speaking at the Security Council, Ma said that his country calls on the Venezuelan government and opposition to seek a political solution through dialogue and consultations within the constitutional and legal framework.

China’s position on the Security Council’s involvement in the Venezuela issue has been consistent and clear, he said, adding that point of departure has always been to uphold the spirit of the UN Charter and the basic norms governing international relations, promote a peaceful settlement of the Venezuela issue and maintain long-term peace and development in Latin America.

“China opposes the interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs by external forces, opposes military intervention in Venezuela and opposes the use of the so-called humanitarian issue to achieve political aims,” he said.

Source: Jordan News Agency