|Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba of Ukraine|
On September 22, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met at request with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Wang Yi expressed, President Xi Jinping has pointed out that all countries deserve respect for their sovereignty and territorial integrity, the purposes and principles of the UN Charter should be observed, the legitimate security concerns of any party should be taken seriously, and support should be given to all efforts that are conducive to peacefully resolving the crisis. These "four shoulds" are the most authoritative position of the Chinese side on the Ukraine issue, and the fundamental guideline that the Chinese side follows when perceiving and dealing with the issue. As a responsible major country and a permanent member state of the UN Security Council, China has always been committed to dialogue for peace, never standing on the sidelines, nor pouring oil on the flame, still less seeking selfish gains. We always stand on the side of peace, and will continue to play a constructive role.
Wang Yi thanked the Ukrainian government and people for assisting and supporting the evacuation of Chinese personnel, especially Chinese students in Ukraine. He said, this has fully demonstrated the friendly feelings between the two peoples. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Ukraine. The Chinese side stands ready to take it as an opportunity to plan the next-stage development of bilateral relations, carry forward traditional friendship, and better benefit the two peoples.
Kuleba said that Ukraine attaches importance to the international status and important influence of China, and expects the Chinese side to play an important role in alleviating the current crisis. Ukraine is ready to conduct dialogue and negotiations serving its national interests. The Ukrainian side is always committed to the one-China policy, supports the Chinese side in safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and expects to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the Chinese side in various fields.