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    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will introduce Beijing's "proposals and stances on ceasefire and cessation of violence" in Syria, according to Chinese foreign ministry's spokesman Hong Lei.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to unveil Chinese proposals on the political settlement of the Syrian conflict when he takes part in a ministerial meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) in New York, ministry's spokesman Hong Lei said Friday.

    "The Chinese side welcomes and supports the holding of the 3rd foreign ministers' meeting of the ISSG. We hope that this meeting can build on the outcomes of the previous two meetings and give a strong push to the Syrian political process," the spokesman said at a press conference.

    According to the spokesman, the Chinese foreign minister will introduce Beijing's "proposals and stances on ceasefire and cessation of violence, political reconciliation, intensified counter-terrorism efforts, post-war reconstruction, and other issues" during the ministerial meeting.

    The ISSG meeting will be held later in the day in New York.

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