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Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said on Monday that Italy intends to learn more about China’s plan for a peaceful settlement in Ukraine and hopes that Beijing will persuade Moscow to start negotiations.
ROME (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – February 20, 2023) Italy intends to learn more about China’s plan for a peaceful settlement in Ukraine and hopes that Beijing will persuade Moscow to start negotiations, the deputy prime minister and foreign minister said on Monday. Italy Antonio Tajani.
On Saturday, the head of China’s Central Office of Foreign Relations, Wang Yi, said at the Munich Security Conference that Beijing will prepare and submit a document by the end of February that will outline its official position on the Ukraine crisis.
“We are waiting to get acquainted with China’s 12-point peace plan. We are evaluating it and hope… that the Chinese will take steps to force Russia to stop aggression and sit at the negotiating table,” Tajoni told reporters. on the sidelines of the Council of Foreign Affairs of the European Union.
According to the minister, Italy is asking “China to help Russia” to start peace talks “instead of providing military information”.
Tajoni added that this week the UN General Assembly will present a resolution that “will be an important message of solidarity with Ukraine.”
Earlier this month, a source at the United Nations told Sputnik that the UN General Assembly was considering a draft resolution on “the basic principles of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine” as part of what Kiev sees as a is peace. the “alone” world. According to a draft version of the resolution obtained by Sputnik, the draft resolution also reiterates Russia’s demand to “recognize all its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its international borders.”
It is expected that the General Assembly of the United Nations will vote on this resolution in an extraordinary session that will begin on February 22.