During a state visit to Uzbekistan along with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed on the Chinese stance during a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

The minister said the international community should abide by two principles on the Syria issue, namely adhering to the basic norms in international relations and rejecting any use of chemical weapons.

That means the issue should be brought back to the framework of the UNSC, where relevant parties can seek consensus and formulate a proper approach, he added.

Both as UNSC permanent members, China and the US should take the lead in upholding the UN Charter and give full play to the UNSC's role in safeguarding international peace and security, Wang added.

(Agencies)

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