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War in Ukraine | Xi Jinping must call Volodymyr Zelensky, says Canada



(Ottawa) China, which says it wants to play a role in the cessation of hostilities in Ukraine, must walk the talk: Chinese President Xi Jinping must pick up the phone and talk to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, says the Minister of Foreign Affairs foreigners, Mélanie Joly.

This is one of the elements that the head of Canadian diplomacy says she raised in her exchange with her Chinese counterpart, Qin Gang, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in India about a week ago.


Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly

“We urge China to ensure that President Xi has a conversation with President Zelensky. There has been no telephone conversation between the two presidents since February 24, 2022 [le début de l’invasion] “, underlined the minister in a joint press conference with her Norwegian counterpart.

We believe that China can, and must, play a role — obviously not just by not coming to the aid of Russia — in making sure this war stops, and that is exactly what I said to my against Chinese.

Mélanie Joly, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Because China is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and therefore, as such, it has “the duty to defend the Charter of the United Nations” and to ensure stability on the European continent, argued Pretty.

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