China calls for destruction of chemical weapons

Zhang said China will “play its part in de-escalating the situation”.

In Summary

• Zhang Jun says China has “noted with concern relevant information released by Russia” and believes they should be "properly addressed"

• Zhang said China will “play its part in de-escalating the situation”.

China’s representative to the UN Zhang Jun.
China’s representative to the UN Zhang Jun.
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More from the UN security council meeting and China’s representative to the UN Zhang Jun has described multiple peace talks between Russia and Ukraine as “positive steps towards achieving peace”.

He says China will “play its part in de-escalating the situation”.

He also says China attaches “great importance to bio-safety and security” and “firmly opposes the development, possession and the use of biological and chemical weapons by any country”.

He says it would encourage any country that has not yet destroyed their stockpiles of chemical weapons to do so as soon as possible.

Zhang Jun says China has “noted with concern relevant information released by Russia” and believes they should be "properly addressed".

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