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China says protracted Ukraine crisis not in the interests of all parties

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a high-level meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the situation amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, US, Sept. 22, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Reuters) – An extensive and protracted crisis in Ukraine is not in the interests of all parties, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau on the sidelines of a meeting of the UN General Assembly. the United Nations in New York on Wednesday.

China hopes that the “flame of war” will go out as soon as possible, a statement from China’s foreign ministry quoted Wang on Thursday.

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Reporting by Ryan Woo; Writing by Meg Shen; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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