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Saturday, February 09, 2019, 15:55
China calls for peaceful solution to Venezuela issue
By Xinhua
Saturday, February 09, 2019, 15:55 By Xinhua

China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying takes a question during a press briefing on Aug 18, 2017 in Beijing, China. (PHOTO / fmprc.gov.cn)

BEIJING - China supports the efforts of the international community on the peaceful settlement of the Venezuela issue and hopes that all parties will continue to play a constructive role, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.

Venezuela's affairs should be resolved by its people within the framework of the constitution and the law through peaceful dialogue and political channels

Hua Chunying, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson

Uruguay and Mexico on Wednesday announced a "Montevideo Mechanism" to bring Venezuela's disputing parties closer to a negotiated solution to the issue, and the first meeting of the mechanism was held in Uruguay on Thursday.

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"Venezuela's affairs should be resolved by its people within the framework of the constitution and the law through peaceful dialogue and political channels," said spokesperson Hua Chunying, adding that only by this can Venezuela's long-term peace and stability be attained.  

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