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Chinese President: Political solution is only way out of crisis in Syria

Beijing � Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated on Monday that the political solution is the only way to resolve crisis in Syria that ensures the country's sovereignty, adding that Syria's future should be decided by its own people without any foreign interference.

Xi made the statement in an interview with Russian media ahead of his departure for the July 3-4 state visit to Russia.

China's position on the Syrian issue has been consistent, said Xi. Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity should be protected and respected, and its future decided by its own people.

The Chinese president said that a political solution offers the only way out of this crisis.

Citing positive signs in the Astana meeting and Geneva talks, Xi urged more efforts to maintain the momentum for a political solution to the Syrian issue.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency