Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    29 / 20   City Forecast


UN Security Council should play leading role in handling Libyan issue: Chinese envoy


10:22, August 31, 2011

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council should play a leading role in handling the Libyan issue at the next stage, while other countries, international mechanisms and conferences should also play a supplementary role, China's UN Ambassador Li Baodong said here Tuesday.

China is of the view that four principles should be followed in handling the Libyan issue at this moment, Li told reporters outside the Security Council chamber after a closed-door consultation on Libya.

"First, bring an early end to the conflicts. Second, launch an inclusive political process as soon as possible. Third, respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Libya and the will and choice of the Libyan people," Li said.

"Fourth, give play to the leading role of the Security Council, while other countries, international mechanisms and international conferences should also play a supplementary role under the guidance of the UN Charter and established principles concerning the Libyan issue," Li told reporters.

Li said members of the Security Council have reached consensus on these major principles.

"These principles are of guiding significance for the international efforts on the Libyan issue at the next stage," the ambassador said.

He also stressed that China supports the efforts made by the African Union in promoting political settlement of the crisis in Libya.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Sharapova out of U.S. Open

  2. Mudslide halts bullet trains in E China

  3. Fake Tian'anmen discovered in NW China

  4. Nadal, Murray, Del Potro reach U.S. Open third round

Most Popular


  1. UN's lead in Libya cannot be weakened
  2. China, Philippine need foresight in bilateral ties
  3. Western countries should rethink consumerism
  4. Chinese mainland's tax burden exaggerated
  5. Putting Libyan people first as fight fades
  6. Tax debate symptom of larger impatience
  7. Raising tax threshold a progressive step
  8. As school opens, do make children happier!
  9. School shutdown couldn't be good-willed
  10. Japan needs foresight in China relations

What's happening in China

Young students becoming fitter

  1. Jailed ex-exec points finger at official
  2. Guangdong gets tougher with drunken drivers
  3. Police dog patrols lead to fewer crimes
  4. Beijing plans to charge tolls on some roads
  5. Despite obesity, Chinese turn out to be healthier

PD Online Data

  1. Beihai,Guangxi Province
  2. Taiwan
  3. Bamei
  4. Macao
  5. Hangzhou