China calls for national reconciliation in Bosnia

China on Tuesday urged all parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina to enhance political mutual trust, promote national reconciliation, resolve differences through dialogue in order to achieve greater progress in all areas.

Wang Min, Chinese deputy permanent representative to the UN, made the call when addressing an open meeting of the Security Council on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

China respects the independence, sovereignty, national unity and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the choice made by its people for the future of their country, Wang said.

“We hope that all ethnicities in Bosnia and Herzegovina will proceed from the well-being and long-term interest of the country, adopt practical measures to enhance mutual political trust, promote national reconciliation and resolve their differences through dialogue, implement comprehensively Dayton-Paris Peace Accord, and work towards greater progress in all areas, ” he said.

Wang noted that the issue of Bosnia and Herzegovina is very complex and sensitive, urging the international community to exercise prudence when dealing with the issue and listen attentively various views and concerns of relevant parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Chinese diplomat also expressed the hope that the European Union Force Althea (EUFOR) will increase its support for the capacity building of the armed forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina and enable the government to take over the full responsibility of maintaining national sovereignty, security and stability at an early date.

Xinhua