Beijing ready to cooperate with Paris to deal with ‘crisis in Ukraine’

Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping
Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping

Chinese leader Xi Jinping expressed desire to cooperate with French President Emmanuel Macron and international community to end war in Ukraine, calling it a “crisis resolution,” French outlet Le Figaro reported on May 5.

Upon his arrival to Paris on May 5, Xi Jinping published an article outlining three key messages for French President Emmanuel Macron during his first state visit to Europe since 2019. Main emphasis was placed on trade and diplomatic relations, as well as on resolving so-called "Ukrainian crisis".

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Chinese president stated that he realizes how much ar in Ukraine affects Europe and expressed his commitment to principles of international relations, including respect for sovereignty, mutual non-aggression, and peaceful coexistence.

Xi Jinping wrote that China  "never started a war or seized another country's territory” since its founding more than 70 years ago, and pointed on China's “constructive role” in resolving "Russia-Ukraine conflict", noting that China “did not initiate this crisis and is not a party to it.”

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Finally, he expressed his hope for a speedy restoration of peace and stability in Europe and reiterated his willingness to cooperate with France and other countries to resolve "situation" in Ukraine.

Earlier, John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator for White House National Security Council, said on May 2 that China has not yet demonstrated its readiness to support Ukrainian “peace formula.”

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