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China to keep on pushing for political settlement to Syrian conflict: envoy

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Chinese Special Envoy on the Syrian Issue Xie Xiaoyan attends a press briefing in Moscow, Russia on Sept. 21, 2017. China will maintain close contact with parties related to the Syrian conflict, work for peace talks and contribute to a political settlement, said Xie Xiaoyan here Thursday. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsy)

MOSCOW, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- China will maintain close contact with parties related to the Syrian conflict, work for peace talks and contribute to a political settlement, said a Chinese envoy here Thursday.

China will also continue to provide aid to Syrian refugees in and around Syria, said visiting Chinese Special Envoy on the Syrian Issue Xie Xiaoyan.

During his trip to Moscow, Xie met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and exchanged views on Middle East issues.

Xie hoped that Syrian peace talks will maintain momentum. He said all parties should stick to a political settlement and the international community should influence the Syrian government and the opposition to make decisions through negotiations.

[ Editor: Liu Jiaming ]