Saturday August 18, 2012
China says will 'cooperate' with new UN Syria envoy
BEIJING: China on Saturday welcomed the naming of Lakhdar Brahimi as the new international envoy for the conflict in Syria, vowing support and cooperation for his mission after he replaced Kofi Annan.
"China will support and cooperate positively with Mr Brahimi's efforts at political mediation," the foreign ministry said in a statement. Beijing, a traditional Damascus ally, differs with the West on how to handle the conflict.