China says open to generally accepted solution for Syria

China will welcome any solution that is generally accepted by all parties in Syria to end the violence there, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday.

"The violence has brought grievous suffering to the Syrian people. A solution must be found as soon as possible," spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press conference, adding that a political solution is the only practical method to end the fighting.

"China urges both the Syrian government and the opposition to prioritize the fundamental and long-term interests of the Syrian people and put an early end to the violence," said the spokesman.

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