The ambassador declared during a conference at the University of Costa Rica that after the conflict broke out in February of last year, China presented its position for a peaceful solution of the crisis in Ukraine, compiled in 12 points, which consists of safeguarding sovereignty and peace in all countries and abiding by the principles of the United Nations charter, advocating the concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative security, stressing that the security of one country should not be achieved at the expense of another’s.
The ambassador explained that other points deal with abandoning the Cold War mentality and respecting the security concerns of all countries. The UN Council must also play a constructive role in solving the crisis.
The diplomat further stressed that China insists on supporting and promoting diplomatic efforts that lead to the solution of the crisis in Ukraine.
At another point in the presentation, the official stressed that China, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a responsible country, pays great attention to the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and is concerned about the safety of civilians and preventing a large-scale humanitarian crisis.
Tang Heng explained that China also presented a six-point initiative, with a view to prevent a larger-scale humanitarian crisis: respecting the principles of neutrality and impartiality in actions, providing integral care to displaced persons in Ukraine, protecting civilians, guaranteeing security for foreigners, executing humanitarian aid activities, and supporting the coordination role of the UN in humanitarian assistance.
For the diplomat, in a war or conflict there are no winners, but there must be a diplomatic solution. He also reflected that complex situations do not have simple solutions, hence it is necessary to work together to find the best way out of the crisis.