|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei held a press conference on January 30, 2013.(Photo/ Foreign Ministry of China)|
BEIJING, Jan. 30 (People's Daily Online) -- A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday called on the Syrian government and the opposition to launch political talks as soon as possible.
"China is positive and open to any solution as long as it is widely accepted by all parties in Syria," spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing.
China also urged the Syrian government and the opposition to carry out a political transition process in accordance with principles established in the Geneva Communique issued by the Action Group for Syria.
UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said Tuesday that Syria is being pushed into a situation that is "extremely bad."
Hong said China hopes relevant parties in the international community will support Brahimi's work through practical action.
The Geneva Communique, agreed upon last year by the Action Group for Syria, envisages a Syrian-led transition, including the formation of a transitional government in Syria composed of representatives of the government and the opposition.
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