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JORDAN, CHINA SHARE COMMON VIEWS ON RESOLVING SYRIAN CRISIS: ENVOY

AMMAN, Jordan, - Special Envoy of the Chinese Government on Syrian Issue, Xie Xiaoyan, said here that, China and Jordan share common views on addressing the Syrian crisis, highlighting political solution, as the key to ending the violence in the country.

He made the remarks at a press conference, following a meeting with Jordanian officials in Amman, adding that, China is keen to continue coordination with Jordan on the issue, which is disturbing stability and security in the Middle East.

Xie, currently on a regional tour, said that, resolving the crisis needs "patience and confidence" as "interests of many players are involved."

China is in continued communication with the Syrian government, opposition, the U.S., Russia and regional players in this regard, Xie said, expressing optimism about the resumption of peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition, soon.

Xie said that, parties involved should take to political solution, not military ones, to solve the issue, adding that, "pre-conditioning the ouster of Assad, to start negotiations is not a solution, as it will obstruct any peacemaking efforts."

He believes that, no solution should be dictated on the Syrian people, saying, "Any external solution to the Syrian issue will reach a deadlock."

Stressing China's continued support for Jordan, the official added that, China has provided Jordan with 130 million yuan (20 million U.S. dollars) this year, to help with the issue of Syrian refugees.

Noting that China is ready and will continue to provide aid and humanitarian assistance, he also hailed Jordan's role in providing aid and services to the Syrian refugees.

Official figures show that some 1.3 million Syrian refugees have fled to Jordan since 2011.

Source: Nam News Network