Chinese and Ukrainian foreign ministers meet in New York

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Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the United States, Sept. 22, 2022. Photo: Xinhua/Li Rui

Kathmandu, September 23. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba met on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Friday.

Minister Wang said, the “sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries must be respected… the legitimate security concerns of all countries must be taken seriously, and all efforts that are conducive to the peaceful settlement of the crisis must be supported.”

Further, Beijing has refused to condemn Russia’s actions in Ukraine as President Xi holds a close strategic relationship with Russian counterpart Putin.

Moreover, Wang said China is always on the side of peace and will continue to play a “constructive” role.

Kuleba confirmed the meeting on Twitter.

Further, Wang is also scheduled to meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Friday itself.


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