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Chinese FM discusses Syria issue with AL chief

(Xinhua)

08:51, March 05, 2012

BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi introduced China's latest six-point statement on Syria during a telephone conversation on Sunday night with Nabil al-Arabi, secretary-general of the Arab League (AL).

In addition to introducing the statement, Yang said China supports efforts by Arab countries and the AL in promoting a political solution to the Syrian issue.

The foreign minister also said China is willing to conduct thorough consultations with all concerned parties.

For his part, al-Arabi said he appreciated and highly regarded the statement, which was comprehensive and positive.

The international community, al-Arabi said, should fully take the statement into account in its efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian issue.

Yang and the AL leader also agreed to continue their communication and coordination.

In the wee hours of Sunday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry issued the six-point statement to call for a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

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