Xi, Orban exchange in-depth views on Ukraine crisis

11:27 09.07.2024 •

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, capital of China, July 8, 2024.
Photo: Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Beijing on Monday, and the two sides exchanged in-depth views on the Ukraine crisis, Xinhua informs.

Orban briefed Xi on his recent visits to Ukraine and Russia. President Xi expressed appreciation for Orban's efforts in promoting the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis and elaborated on China's relevant views and propositions.

Xi stressed that an early ceasefire and a political settlement are in the interests of all parties, saying that the priority is to cool down the situation through observing the three principles of no expansion of the battlefield, no escalation of fighting, and no fanning by any party over the flames.

Xi called on the international community to create conditions and provide support for the resumption of direct dialogue and negotiation between the two sides, saying that only if all major countries inject positive rather than negative energy, can a ceasefire in this conflict emerge as soon as possible.

"China has been actively promoting peace talks in its own way and encouraging and supporting all efforts conducive to a peaceful settlement of the crisis," he said, adding that the basic propositions of China and Hungary and the direction of their efforts are the same, and China is willing to stay in communication with Hungary and all relevant parties.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on CBS News "Face the Nation" (photo), July 7. Extract:

CBS: So the NATO leaders are in Washington focusing on that deliverable, but the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban on Friday was just in Moscow meeting with Vladimir Putin, would you discourage him to continue those talks? And should he let NATO handle this at this point?

Stoltenberg: Prime Minister Orban, made it clear when he came to Moscow that he didn't go there on behalf of NATO, different NATO Allies interact with, with Moscow in different ways. What matters for me is that all allies have agreed that we need to do more for Ukraine, both with this new training and assistance that NATO will provide to Ukraine, but also with the long term pledge, and I also expect that by the summit that starts next week, Allies will make new announcements on more air defense and more ammunition. So yes, Hungary have as a- Prime Minister Orban has been in Moscow, but that doesn't change the common decisions we have made as NATO.

CBS: Does it affect NATO in any way to have Orban doing his own thing?

Stoltenberg: No, because the reality is that we are able to make decisions on how we are going to step up our support to Ukraine, because we all want peace….

The war in Ukraine demonstrates how closely aligned Russia and China and North Korea and Iran are. China is the main enabler of Russia's war aggression against Ukraine. President Xi and President Putin, they all want NATO, the United States to fail in Ukraine, and if Putin wins in Ukraine, it will not only embolden President Putin it also would emboldened President Xi, as the Japanese Prime Minister said what happens in Ukraine today can happen in Asia tomorrow. So it demonstrates that NATO is important for the United States also in addressing China, the United States is big.


…Thus, the NATO Secretary General officially declares that not only Russia, but China too is an enemy for NATO. It seems that the NATO leadership is looking for excuses and tries to somehow explain its activity in Ukraine. After all, China never said that it “wants NATO to defeat.” Stoltenberg is lying! This is a weak and provocative stance.

Moreover, Stoltenberg also officially admitted that it is NATO that is involved in fighting against Russia in Ukraine saying: “They all want NATO, the United States to fail in Ukraine”!


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