Tribute to the late Ambassador Dr. Mohammed ShakerApril 19, 2018
Meeting with the delegation of the Shanghai Institute for Political Studies (SIIS)April 22, 2018
On 22nd of April 2018, a meeting was held at the headquarters of the Council with Ambassador Xie Xiaoaan Chinese Special Committee for the Peace Process in Syria and its accompanying delegation, with the participation of Ambassadors Ezzat Saad, Director of the Council, Ali Al-Hefny, Coordinator of the Standing Committee for Asian Affairs at the Council, Hisham Al-Zimaity, Secretary General of the Council, Magdi Amer and Abdel Fattah Izz El-Din, members of the Council. The meeting included the following points:
The Chinese envoy stressed that China encourages dialogue and will play an important role in bringing the views of the parties concerned closer. It also played a role in the Korean crisis. It also plays a role in promoting dialogue and negotiation between the opposing groups in Syria and holding international and regional conferences to achieve common ground among all players to resolve the crisis. But one can not forget the existence of parties who fear the Chinese rise as well as the division of the international community and division within the Security Council.
The US decision to use military force and its continued support for the militias in Syria will lead to further escalation in light of the conflict between these groups and their differing interests, as well as continued support of the regional forces of many militias and armed groups.
The solution to the crisis can only be achieved through a transparent and expanded dialogue with all parties, abandoning the use of force and stopping the escalation of the conflict, especially since this will not lead to stability of the region.