Wed 22 Mar 2023 7:06 pm - Jerusalem Time
China supports the Russian draft resolution on the Nord Stream gas pipeline
Wang made the remarks at a regular press conference in response to a media inquiry about the draft resolution proposed by Russia at the UN Security Council in February, calling for the establishment of an independent international commission of inquiry to investigate the gas pipeline accident.
It was reported that Russia had begun to implement the silence procedure on the draft resolution, but the United States and some other Western members of the UN Security Council broke the silence and objected to such a committee.
Noting the great impact of the Nord Stream gas pipeline bombing incident, Wang said most members of the international community demanded confirmation of the truth.
Noting that the draft resolution proposed by Russia is aimed at promoting international investigations by the United Nations, Wang noted, adding that China agrees with the idea and supports the draft resolution.
Wang said the United Nations, as the most competent and representative international institution, presiding over international investigations will help build synergy with existing investigations by individual countries, and discover the truth more quickly.
The spokesperson said China supports the UN Security Council's discussions on relevant issues, and constructively participated in the consultations on the draft resolution. Some developing countries members of the UN Security Council also put forward reasonable views and proposals.
Wang added that China has also noted the behavior of some Western countries in the UN Security Council and hopes that those countries will sincerely abandon selfish geopolitical interests, earnestly fulfill their obligations and responsibilities as UN Security Council members, and constructively participate in the consultations on the draft resolution to make positive efforts for Reach a consensus on the decision early on.