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China calls for peaceful dialogue on Venezuela crisis

AP  |  Beijing 

says peaceful dialogue and political means are the "only way" toward enduring in and says it backs multinational efforts toward that end.

Hua Chunying's statement comes in response to a question about a meeting Thursday of an "International Contact Group" led by Uruguayan and attended by leaders of 14 countries, including Spain, Italy, and

is a close ally of Venezuelan Nicolas Maduro, to whom it has lent billions to help shore up his embattled regime.

Hua said "believes that Venezuela's affairs should be resolved by the Venezuelan people under the framework of its constitution and laws and through peaceful dialogue and political means. This is the only way toward enduring in the country.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 08:45 IST