Berlin, February 24 – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in his speech on Friday that the usefulness of China’s initiative for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine is questionable, and that China needs to stand up for other UN countries.
“Any constructive proposal that would lead to a just peace is welcome. Whether or not peace in China will play such a constructive role. If so, China should talk not only with Moscow, but also with Kiev,” he said. .
The German president believes that it is not the West that should join the Chinese peace initiative, but that China should join the “overwhelming majority of countries” under the auspices of the United Nations.
Steinmeier’s speech was broadcast on his division’s website.
On Friday, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement of Beijing’s position on the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, and the document published on the department’s official website contains 12 points. In particular, the document indicates that it is necessary to abandon the Cold War mentality, and the security of a country cannot be achieved at the expense of the security of other countries, and regional security cannot be guaranteed through strengthening or even expanding military blocs. The legitimate security interests and concerns of all States should be taken seriously and given due consideration.