Chinese government’s special representative to embark on second round of shuttle diplomacy for Ukraine crisis resolution

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Mao Ning

28th February 2024 – (Beijing) On Wednesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning announced that Li Hui, the Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs, is set to commence a second round of shuttle diplomacy on March 2 in a bid to achieve a political settlement for the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Li’s diplomatic efforts will take him to Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Germany, France, and the European Union headquarters in Belgium, Mao revealed.

During a daily news briefing, Mao acknowledged that it had been two years since the crisis escalated and emphasized that the war still persists. Restoring peace is of utmost urgency, she asserted, highlighting the importance of initiating peace talks as soon as possible to minimize further losses.

Mao underscored China’s unwavering commitment over the past two years to promoting peace and dialogue. The country has engaged in extensive communication with Russia, Ukraine, and other relevant nations, playing a constructive role in addressing the crisis. Mao further highlighted China’s issuance of a document titled “China’s Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis” and the deployment of a special representative for shuttle diplomacy.

China, she emphasized, has never stood idly by, exacerbated the situation, or pursued selfish gains. Instead, every action taken by China aligns with the objective of fostering consensus to bring an end to the war and facilitate peace talks.

Mao reiterated China’s determination to continue playing a unique role in the resolution process. Through shuttle diplomacy, China aims to build consensus among all parties involved and contribute its own insights to the pursuit of a political solution for the Ukraine crisis.