BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday said it will continue to support resolving the Venezuelan issue under that country's constitution via consultation, reurging relevant countries to lift unilateral sanctions imposed on Venezuela in order to facilitate its fight against COVID-19.
The remarks came as Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang was asked to comment on an agreement reportedly signed between Venezuela's government and the opposition sector, which pledged to cooperate in seeking funds and implement assistance in the pandemic response under the auspices of the Pan American Health Organization.
"China believes that the consensus reached between Venezuela's government and opposition parties over cooperation on anti-pandemic efforts is conducive to curbing the spread of COVID-19. It will safeguard its people's safety and health, and promote the political settlement of the Venezuelan issue," Geng said, adding the move meets the expectation of the international community at large.
"China will continue to firmly support the resolution of Venezuela's internal issues under its constitutional framework via inclusive dialogue and consultation," Geng told a routine press briefing, expressing China's readiness to deepen cooperation with Venezuela in anti-pandemic efforts and offer assistance to the best of its capacity.
"We urge relevant countries again to remove unilateral sanctions imposed on Venezuela and to create favorable conditions for defeating COVID-19," the spokesperson added.