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China, Russia call for end of violence in Syria

By Wu Jiao, Fu Jing, Wang Huazhong and Zhao Shengnan (China Daily)

08:34, March 29, 2012

President Hu Jintao meets his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, in New Delhi on Wednesday ahead of the annual BRICS summit.(Xinhua Photo)

China and Russia will work together to push for an immediate cessation of violence in Syria and prevent tension in the war-torn country from escalating, leaders of the two countries said on Wednesday.

President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, made the commitment as they met in the Indian capital, New Delhi, for the annual BRICS summit on Wednesday and Thursday. The summit also includes leaders from Brazil, India and South Africa.

This is the first time the two heads of state had met since Russia's presidential election earlier this month.

The two leaders urged the Syrian government and every party involved to solve the crisis peacefully through political dialogue.

"China is ready to work together with Russia and the global community to play a constructive role in proper settlement of the Syria issue," Hu told Medvedev, who stressed that the two countries had always maintained close contact and had adopted a concerted stance on the issue.

During their one-hour meeting, the two leaders also urged the parties involved on the Korean Peninsula to remain calm and restrained, and to keep in contact for regional peace and stability.

The strategic partnership of China and Russia had proved its trustworthiness and effectiveness through the two countries' joint action and aligned stance on not agreeing to foreign intervention in the ongoing Syrian political power struggle, experts said.

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PD User at 2012-03-31220.255.2.*
In my opinion without the veto from the two countries the scenario of the world today might not be the same. It might be the victory over wrong
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Good to see.

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