World Bulletin / News Desk
China is seriously concerned about the worsening situation in Yemen and all sides need to stop fighting and resolve the dispute through talks, China's ambassador to the country was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
China, a low-key diplomatic player in the Middle East despite its reliance on oil from the region and permanent membership of the U.N. Security Council, has repeatedly expressed worry about the fighting in Yemen and called for a political solution.
"China is seriously concerned at continuing upheaval in Yemen and the worsening humanitarian situation," ambassador Tian Qi said during a teleconference with the U.N. envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, according to China's Foreign Ministry.
China hoped a ceasefire would be achieved as soon as possible and that all parties follow U.N resolutions and look for a political solution, Tian added.
China was willing to do what it could to help, he added.
Iran and the Houthis deny any military or economic links. The Houthis say their seizure of the capital Sanaa in September and their advance south is part of a revolution against a corrupt government.Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Haziran 2015, 10:04