China to send envoy to Syria: ministry
BEIJING - Agence France-Presse
A photo taken on February 15, 2012 shows a foreign reporter (L) speaking with China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Liu Weimin (R) following a briefing in Beijing. AFP PhotoChina, which drew global condemnation when it vetoed a resolution on Syria, said today it is sending an envoy to the Middle East country to push for a "peaceful" resolution of the conflict.
Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun will visit Syria from February 17 to 18, foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told a regular briefing.