China firmly opposed to NATO provoking confrontation worldwide: Chinese Envoy

China Military Online
Li Weichao
2022-05-06 11:45:57

UNITED NATIONS, May 6 -- The UN Security Council held a meeting on Ukraine issue on May 5. At the meeting, Ambassador Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, called on the international community to step up efforts to promote a ceasefire and stop fighting, and minimize the humanitarian impact of the conflict, noting that the Ukraine crisis has taught a profound lesson that deserves serious reflection.

Amb. Zhang pointed out that NATO's repeated eastward expansion after the Cold War has not only failed to make Europe any safer, but also sowed the seeds of conflict. Contrary to its claim to be an organization defensive in nature, NATO has wantonly launched wars against sovereign countries, causing colossal casualties and humanitarian disasters.

"May 7 is coming soon. On May 7, 1999, NATO fired a number of precision-guided missiles at the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia, killing three Chinese journalists and injuring more than 20 Chinese diplomats. The Chinese people will never forget this barbaric atrocity, and will never allow such history to repeat itself," he said.

Zhang stressed that security of all countries is indivisible. To base one country's security on the insecurity of other countries is neither reasonable nor operable. The Cold War has ended for quite a long time, so NATO should naturally size up the situation, and make necessary adjustments. Clinging to the anachronistic doctrine of security, and keen to provoke bloc confrontations and create tensions in Europe, even in the Asia Pacific region and around the world, such practices are as harmful to others as they are deleterious to the perpetrators themselves, which deserve nothing less than China's firm opposition.

The world does not need a new Cold War, and it cannot afford greater turmoil and division. China solemnly advocates that in order to solve the practical problems of the security for all humanity and seek long-term solution to world peace, all countries should reaffirm their commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, earnestly uphold the principle of indivisibility of security, forge synergy through consultations, and build a balanced, effective and sustainable global and regional security architecture, reiterated the ambassador.


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