|Chinese ambassador meets Syrian opposition leader in Cairo|
Song said during the meeting that China has all along been deeply concerned about and attached importance to the Syrian issue.
China adheres to finding a political solution based on the fundamental interests of the people of Syria and the Middle East, the tenets and principles of the United Nations Charter, and the norms in international relations, the ambassador said, stressing that Syria's sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity should be respected and that Syria's future and destiny should be determined by the Syrian people themselves.
Song said that China supports an early realization of a political transition led by the Syrian people and that it will be positive and open to any solution acceptable to all Syrian parties.
He added that China has taken note of Al-Khatib's recent diplomatic activities for resolving the Syrian issue through political means and hopes that all Syrian parties will soon launch inclusive political dialogues and reach a solution through patient and thorough negotiations and consultations on an equal footing.
Al-Khatib, for his part, said Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces also advocates a political solution to the Syrian issue, and welcomes China's continued efforts in this regard.