(adds comment from China's mission to the UN)
SHANGHAI, July 22 Beijing welcomes a recent U.N.
resolution on downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 demanding
that those responsible be held to account, China's Foreign
Minister Wang Yi said, and called for a ceasefire in Ukraine.
On its website, the foreign ministry said Wang made the
comments in Caracas on Monday while accompanying Chinese
President Xi Jinping on a Latin American tour.
Wang called for the International Civil Aviation
Organization to be allowed to play a key role in the
investigation and said international investigators should be
given full access to the crash site.
"We urged all Ukrainian parties concerned to cease fire as
soon as possible and conduct dialogue and consultation so as to
seek a comprehensive, lasting and balanced political solution,"
the statement quoted Wang as saying.
In a statement, China's permanent mission to the United
Nations said an impartial and fair investigation of the incident
must be carried out to quickly determine the truth.
The parties involved must not rush to conclusions, make
subjective extrapolations, or find fault with each other, it
(Reporting by Pete Sweeney and the Shanghai Newsroom; Editing
by Clarence Fernandez)