China’s Special Representative for Eurasian Affairs, former Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui will embark on a European tour on May 15 in search of ways to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin previously announced the planned trip of the Chinese special envoy.
According to him, starting May 15, Li Hui will visit five countries, including Ukraine, Poland, France, Germany and Russia, to discuss with all parties a political solution to the Ukrainian crisis.
Wang Wenbin noted that Li Hui’s visit to the relevant countries is another indication of China’s commitment to promoting peace and negotiations.
Zhu Rong, a senior fellow at the Zhongyang Institute of Finance at Renmin University in China, said the visit would not lead to an immediate resolution of the crisis, but an attempt to make it possible to clarify the positions of all parties on ways out of the crisis. resolve the dispute.
“This time, first of all, we need to discuss the concerns of all parties. I’m afraid the time has not yet come for the Chinese government to offer a complete comprehensive (solution),” the expert said. According to him, the discussion of a peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine is possible after consultations with the parties concerned.
After all, this visit alone will not fix anything,” Zhu Rong added.
The expert noted that during the visit, Li Hui will get acquainted with the positions of the parties concerned and, above all, with the position of Ukraine on the settlement of the crisis.
“The purpose (of the trip) is very positive. While the United States is fanning the fire, the Chinese government is taking a step in the interests of the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, as well as in the interests of the security of all European countries,” he said.
Speaking about the choice of countries that Li Hui will visit during the trip, the expert noted that Germany and France are among the most important EU member states, as well as their participation in the Minsk agreements.
According to Zhu Rong, Poland shares a direct border with Ukraine and has “big concerns” about security.