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Explanation of the Vote before the Vote by the Chinese Delegation on Draft Resolution L 32

Madame President,

China has been following the developments in Syria closely and is deeply worried about the worsening situation in the country. China opposes and condemns all forms of terrorism and violence against innocent civilians. We believe that sticking to the goal of political settlement holds the key to a fundamental solution to the Syrian issue, and the priority now is to urge all parties in Syria to cease fire and stop violence immediately and completely, implement Annan's six-point proposal, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the communiqué of the foreign ministers' meeting of the Action Group on Syria, and start a Syrian-led, inclusive political transitions as soon as possible. Both the government and the opposition should shoulder responsibilities for the restoration of peace and stability. Putting pressure one party to the conflict will not help solving the problem.

The international community should genuinely respect Syria's independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, and respect the right of its people to freely choose their political system and development path. A process of political transition in Syria must be led by the Syrian people, rather than being imposed from outside.

China has always adopted an objective, impartial and responsible attitude towards the Syrian issue. We respect the choice of its people and are committed to safeguarding their fundamental interests. China has been working actively to urge all parties to return to the negotiating table and has been a firm supporter of the mediation efforts that seek to advance a political solution.

We attach great value to the important role played by Arab countries and the Arab League to that end and stand ready to work with all members of the international community, including Arab countries, in seeking a fair, peaceful and appropriate solution to the Syrian problem in line with the fundamental interests of its people and in the interests of peace and stability in the Middle East. We also hope that our discussions in the Council will contribute to reducing tension on the ground and to advancing the process leading to a political solution.

Based on the above-mentioned position, China will vote against draft resolution L32.

Thank you, Madame President.

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