China hopes all parties in the Ukraine crisis maintain restraint -President Xi

China-Arab summit in Riyadh
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the China-Arab summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 9, 2022. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS

BEIJING, Dec 21 (Reuters) - China hopes all parties in the Ukraine crisis will maintain restraint and resolve security concerns through political means, President Xi Jinping told Dmitry Medvedev, chairman of the United Russia party, during a meeting in Beijing on Wednesday, Chinese state media Xinhua reported.

Xi also told Medvedev he hopes the Chinese Communist Party and United Russia can promote communication and provide wisdom to deepen strategic cooperation between China and Russia, Xinhua reported.

Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Editing by Tom Hogue

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