China supports positive political process in Yemen

December 05, 2012 - 10:07:05 am

NEW YORK: China supports Yemen in continuing to promote peaceful and orderly political process, a Chinese diplomat said.


China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, Wang Min, made the remarks at an open UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, according to China's (Xinhua) News Agency.


Positive progress has been made in politically transitional process in Yemen. The government of Yemen has also drafted transitional plan for national strategy and development, mapping out the blueprint for the future development of the country, said Wang, who stressed that China welcomed the positive development taking place there.


Yemen is still confronted with many challenges, warned Wang, who reiterated that the political process should continue to stick to the principle of the Yemeni people playing a leading role.


"The international community should fully respect the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Yemen, fully respect the right of Yemeni people to choose their own path of national development," Wang said. "China supports various parties in Yemen, in accordance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council, in implementing the initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council and its implementation mechanism, solving differences through dialogue and consultations, as well as launching national dialogue conference on time."


The Chinese diplomat also called on the international community to help the government of Yemen in enhancing the capacity building of the country's security department, preventing and stopping terrorism from spreading and safeguarding national security and territorial integrity.


As for the economic and social reconstruction, Wang said that the international community should honor its aid commitment to Yemen and help the country to overcome the grave economic and social development challenges at present and help alleviate the humanitarian needs.


While urging the international community to further support of the mediation efforts by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special envoy to Yemen, Wang said the mechanism of Friends of Yemen could be given a role to play in coordinating the assistance and support to the government of Yemen. (QNA)